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- CONGRESS LOOKING TO PASS A CONTINUING RESOLUTION BY FRIDAY - December 7, 2016
Lawmakers Race Against the Clock to Avoid Shutdown
By Eric Katz, Government Executive
Congressional negotiators are pressing to wrap up a stopgap funding measure to keep federal agencies open beyond Friday evening, when current appropriations are set to expire, introducing legislation on Tuesday evening to keep status quo spending in place through April.
Lawmakers are rushing to finish up the funding process against the Dec. 9 deadline, and the last-minute negotiations have left little room for error. Lawmakers released the text of the measure Tuesday evening to fund agencies through April 28, with the House expecting to vote on the measure Thursday. The Senate is planning follow suit on Friday. If a senator moves to filibuster the measure, the clock will expire and the government will shut down.
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