GOP Working to Pass Measures to Avoid a Gov’t Shutdown

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December 4, 2017
OAN Newsroom

House GOP leaders are forging ahead with a plan to avoid a government shutdown before funding expires at the end of the week.

Congressional Republicans are looking to get a two week stop-gap spending measure approved to keep the government running through December 22.

The strategy would mean lawmakers would likely have to pass a second continuing resolution before Christmas if they still can not get the votes they need to pass a fiscal package for next year.

The House Rules Committee is scheduled to meet Tuesday to set up floor debate on the two week spending plan.