WITH SHORT-TERM CR IN SIGHT, LONG-TERM SPENDING BILL MAKING PROGRESS - February 5, 2018
Lawmakers Make Progress on a Spending Deal
By Erich Wagner, Government Executive
With less than a week before government funding runs out, it appears Congress will consider another short-term spending package, although negotiators reportedly are close to a long-term deal.
If lawmakers do not act before midnight Feb. 8, federal agencies will shut down for the second time in as many months. Democrats agreed to reopen the government Jan. 22 in exchange for a commitment to negotiate and debate an immigration bill that includes protections for enrollees in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program in the Senate.