December 4, 2017
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.