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  • With partial government shutdown a week away, Johnson says he’ll stick to spending deal - January 13, 2024
  • Several conservative Republicans have been calling for the House speaker to set aside, renegotiate, or somehow sweeten the current topline agreement.

    Jennifer Shutt, Government Executive

    House Speaker Mike Johnson committed Friday to following the topline spending agreement he struck with Democrats less than a week ago, following a day of speculation that he was preparing to walk away from the deal.

    “Our top line agreement remains,” Johnson said in a statement to reporters just off the House floor. “We are getting our next steps together. And we are working toward a robust appropriations process, so stay tuned for all of that.”

    Johnson didn’t take questions about negotiations on the dozen annual spending bills or whether he’ll support Congress using another stopgap spending bill to avoid a partial government shutdown on Jan. 19, when funding expires for some federal departments and agencies.

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