Party Line House Vote Keeps Govt. Open Through Dec. 16
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Party Line House Vote Keeps Govt. Open Through Dec. 16
2022-09-30 18:40:37
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The House approved a short-term stopgap spending bill Friday, averting a partial shutdown of the government that could have begun at midnight. The 230-201 vote in the Democratic-led House was largely along party lines. The so-called continuing resolution... Read More

Manchin Asks That Permitting Bill Be Cut From Continuing Resolution
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Manchin Asks That Permitting Bill Be Cut From Continuing Resolution
2022-09-27 21:48:11
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., bowed to the inevitable on Tuesday and requested that his permitting reform bill be removed from the stopgap spending bill currently before the Senate. Manchin had sought a vote on the bill, which would... Read More

Murray, Burr Reach Deal on FDA User Fee Programs
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Murray, Burr Reach Deal on FDA User Fee Programs
2022-09-27 19:19:00
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Sens. Patty Murray, D-Wash., and Richard Burr, R-N.C., have struck a deal on language that will allow the reauthorization of the Food and Drug Administration’s user fee program to move forward as part of the continuing resolution Congress... Read More

The Sprint Is On: So Much to Do, So Little Time
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The Sprint Is On: So Much to Do, So Little Time
2022-09-06 17:05:43
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — With Labor Day weekend now in the rearview mirror, Congress began to reconvene on Capitol Hill on Tuesday with much to do and little time to do it before the midterm elections are in full swing. The Senate... Read More

<strong>House Passes Stopgap Funding Bill to Prevent Shutdown</strong>
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House Passes Stopgap Funding Bill to Prevent Shutdown
2022-02-08 23:44:57
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The House on Tuesday passed a stopgap measure to extend funding of the federal government through March and allow negotiations of a more long-term spending package more time to bear fruit. The vote was 272-162, with 51 Republicans... Read More

Sense of Urgency Grows as Deadline for New  Spending Bill Approaches
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Sense of Urgency Grows as Deadline for New Spending Bill Approaches
2022-01-13 20:10:44
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — With most eyes on Capitol Hill glued to the drama transpring in the Senate this week over the fate of the filibuster and a pair of sweeping election reform bills, a small group of lawmakers is quietly working... Read More

House to Vote on Stopgap Spending Measure, Prospects in Senate Unclear
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House to Vote on Stopgap Spending Measure, Prospects in Senate Unclear
2021-12-02 19:15:52
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — An agreement has been reached on a stopgap spending bill that will keep the federal government running until Feb. 18. House Appropriations Committee Chair Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn., said the agreement on the continuing resolution was filed at 8... Read More

Congress Passes Stopgap Spending Measure, Lights On Through December
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Congress Passes Stopgap Spending Measure, Lights On Through December
2021-10-01 15:18:17
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON -- Congress on Thursday voted to extend funding of the government through early December, avoiding an imminent  government shutdown, and providing emergency relief for Afghan refugees and states that have been hard hit by natural disasters this year. The... Read More

Congress Moves to Avert Partial Government Shutdown
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Congress Moves to Avert Partial Government Shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is moving to avert one crisis while putting off another with the Senate poised to approve legislation that would fund the federal government into early December. The House is expected to approve the measure following the... Read More

House Passes Spending Bill and Debt Limit Increase
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House Passes Spending Bill and Debt Limit Increase
2021-09-22 10:22:58
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - House Democrats on Tuesday Night approved legislation to keep the government funded through early December and lift the debt ceiling -- the limit on federal borrowing -- through the end of 2022. The bill passed, 220 to 211,... Read More

Democrats Say Debt Limit Increase Will Be Part of Short-Term Spending Bill
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Democrats Say Debt Limit Increase Will Be Part of Short-Term Spending Bill
2021-09-20 21:48:11
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON -- House Democrats will pair a continuing resolution to keep the government open through December with an increase in the debt limit. The package is expected to be put up for a vote by next week, House Speaker Nancy... Read More

Congress Passes Two-day Stopgap Bill to Avoid Shutdown and Keep Relief Bill Talks Going
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Congress Passes Two-day Stopgap Bill to Avoid Shutdown and Keep Relief Bill Talks Going
2020-12-18 22:08:51
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The House and Senate on Friday evening passed a two-day, stopgap spending bill to avert a government shutdown and provide negotiators additional time to resolve differences over a longer-term appropriations bill and COVID-19 relief package. The House passed... Read More

With Government Shutdown Looming, House Dems Bring Forward Continuing Resolution
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With Government Shutdown Looming, House Dems Bring Forward Continuing Resolution
2020-12-08 20:52:01
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - In what is probably one of her last acts as a member of Congress, retiring House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Nita Lowey, D-N.Y., introduced a continuing resolution to extend federal government funding through Dec. 18. Widely expected, the move... Read More

Senate Votes to Advance Stopgap Spending Bill
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Senate Votes to Advance Stopgap Spending Bill
2020-09-29 21:36:10
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The Senate voted to advance a stopgap spending bill Tuesday night, the penultimate step to avoiding a government shutdown at midnight Wednesday. The vote to limit debate on the measure paves the way for a final vote in... Read More

Blue Dogs Push for End to Budgeting by Continuing Resolution
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Blue Dogs Push for End to Budgeting by Continuing Resolution
2020-02-04 21:28:29
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The Blue Dog Coalition of House Democrats Monday called for an end to federal budgeting by temporary, continuing resolution, throwing their support behind a measure requiring Congress to pass all appropriations bills on time. H.R. 5226, the Funding... Read More

Blue Dogs Assail Stop-Gap Spending Measure As ‘No Way to Govern’
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Blue Dogs Assail Stop-Gap Spending Measure As 'No Way to Govern'
2019-11-19 22:32:57
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON— The House passed a short-term spending bill Tuesday that would keep federal agencies running for another month, but at least one group of House Democrats, the Blue Dog Coalition, said having Congress "lurching from one self-imposed deadline to another... Read More

Hoyer Says Continuing Resolution Will Be Necessary to Avoid Another Shutdown
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Hoyer Says Continuing Resolution Will Be Necessary to Avoid Another Shutdown
2019-09-06 21:00:26
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., said Thursday that a continuing resolution will be necessary to keep the government funded past Oct. 1 and prevent the second shutdown in less than a year. In a letter to House... Read More

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