House Expected To Vote Wednesday On Stopgap Bill To Avoid Govt Shutdown

While some had hoped for a ‘combo’ stimulus/government-funding bill, it appears that will not be the case – at least in the very short-term – as The Hill reports that The House is expected to vote Wednesday on a stopgap measure to avert a government shutdown after current funding expires this Friday.

While House Democratic leadership had expressed hope for an all-encompassing bill, Democratic aides confirmed Monday that the stopgap ‘continuing resolution’ is expected to last through Dec. 18, and implicitly recognizing the fact that any COVID Relief is not imminent.

On the bright side, if this CR is passed, it will give lawmakers one more week to come to some agreement over the stimulus (and for that matter the omnibus spending bill which remains rife with bigger picture disagreements) before they leave for the holiday break.

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