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Congress passes stopgap bill to prevent a shutdown until March, sending it to Biden

The legislation keeps the government open on a short-term basis until March 1, when the first of two funding deadlines will hit. The second will be on March 8.
Lawmakers Work Ahead Of Government Funding Deadline
Lawmakers Work Ahead Of Government Funding Deadline

Mike Johnson seeks to avoid McCarthy's fate as he navigates shutdown and immigration

The Republican speaker is grappling with two dilemmas, caught in a bind between the Democratic Senate and a restive right flank that has already raised threats to his gavel.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Speaker of the House Mike Johnson (R-LA) listen to remarks at the Capitol Building on Dec. 12, 2023.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Speaker of the House Mike Johnson (R-LA) listen to remarks at the Capitol Building on Dec. 12, 2023.

Hard-right Republicans pressure Johnson to back out of bipartisan spending deal

House Speaker Mike Johnson, under fire from the same conservative rabble-rousers who tormented his predecessor as he tries to keep the government funded, said he made no commitments to the group.
Speaker of the House Mike Johnson at a news conference on Nov. 29, 2023.
Speaker of the House Mike Johnson at a news conference on Nov. 29, 2023.

Congress reaches a deal on how much to spend for 2024 as shutdown deadline nears

The deal is an important step to averting a government shutdown, but the threat isn't extinguished yet. Congress still needs to allocate the money, write the bills and pass them.
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and U.S. Speaker of the House Mike Johnson
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and U.S. Speaker of the House Mike Johnson

Right-wing Republicans threaten a shutdown over immigration, sparking backlash

Lawmakers were optimistic about avoiding a shutdown earlier this week, but a House GOP visit to the border has the right raising a new demand.
Storm clouds hang over the U.S. Capitol dome in Washington, D.C. on April 1, 2022.
Storm clouds hang over the U.S. Capitol dome in Washington, D.C. on April 1, 2022.

Congressional leaders see new hope for a spending deal to prevent a shutdown

As talks continue, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said he's "hopeful" Congress can avoid a government shutdown ahead of deadlines on Jan. 19 and Feb. 2.
Chuck Schumer speaks during a news briefing.
Chuck Schumer speaks during a news briefing.

Two federal programs vital to national security may disappear unless Congress acts, DHS officials say

Programs to detect chemical, biological and nuclear weapons and to counter illegal drones are at the mercy of contentious budget negotiations and may expire on Feb. 2.
An MQ-9 Reaper drone with Customs and Border Protection (CBP) returns from a mission over the U.S.-Mexico border
An MQ-9 Reaper drone with Customs and Border Protection (CBP) returns from a mission over the U.S.-Mexico border

Biden signs funding bill, averting a government shutdown

President Joe Biden signed the bill, which will fund the government through early next year to buy time for spending negotiations.
President Biden Holds News Conference After Summit with Chinese President Xi In San Francisco
President Biden Holds News Conference After Summit with Chinese President Xi In San Francisco

Highlights: Senate passes short-term bill avoiding a government shutdown

The Senate passed the House's short-term government funding bill with a large bipartisan vote Wednesday evening, kicking the real spending fights to early 2024.
Sunrise hits the U.S. Capitol dome as it is reflected in marble panels
Sunrise hits the U.S. Capitol dome as it is reflected in marble panels

House passes Speaker Johnson's bill to avert government shutdown: Recap

The new speaker's plan has the support of Democratic leadership and many Republicans in both chambers, although House conservatives balked at its lack of spending cuts.
Speaker of the House Mike Johnson, R-La., at the Capitol.
Speaker of the House Mike Johnson, R-La., at the Capitol.

House passes a stopgap bill to avert a government shutdown

The bill now heads to the Senate, which is expected to pass it before Friday's deadline. It would keep the government funded through early next year while Congress debates spending.
House GOP Votes On A New Speaker
House GOP Votes On A New Speaker

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