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Congress Passes Bill to Extend Government Funding Into March As Negotiations Continue on FY24 Spending Bills

Last night, the Senate followed the House in passing another stopgap spending bill that extends government funding later into March. President Biden will sign the bill and avoid a partial government shutdown at midnight tonight.

The latest stopgap bill extends the Energy-Water, Military Construction-VA, Transportation-HUD, Interior-Environment, Agriculture-FDA, and Commerce-Justice-Science funding bills until March 8th, providing time to finalize and release text of these six bills this weekend. The goal is to pass these six appropriations measures next week funding covered agencies for the remainder of the fiscal year through September. The stopgap bill also extends funding for the Pentagon, the Department of Homeland Security, and the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services and Education until March 22nd to give negotiators time to reach agreement on these remaining fiscal year 2024 spending bills.

House Freedom Caucus Chair Bob Good (R-VA) bashed the funding agreement, saying his faction of the House Republican Caucus is willing to force a government shutdown in March to secure steeper spending cuts and policy wins on abortion and other social issues.

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