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U.S. House considers short-term funding deal


Congress is debating federal spending measures. Associated Press/Photo by J. Scott Applewhite

U.S. House considers short-term funding deal

Members of Congress will discuss a continuing resolution this week that would fund the federal government through Oct. 31. They have until the end of the month to pass legislation to avoid a government shutdown. Some GOP representatives said they would not support the measure, which was released Sunday. It is unlikely to pass in the Senate.

What does the bill include? The proposal would temporarily cut all discretionary spending by 8 percent for government agencies except the Defense Department and the Department of Veterans Affairs. It also includes a border security bill passed this spring by House Republicans. The measure does not include President Joe Biden’s requests for more than $20 billion in aid for Ukraine and $16 billion for disaster relief.

Dig deeper: Read Leo Briceno’s report in The Stew about how Congress agreed to raise the debt ceiling.


Lauren Canterberry

Lauren Canterberry is a reporter for WORLD. She graduated from the World Journalism Institute and the University of Georgia with a degree in journalism, both in 2017. She worked as a local reporter in Texas and now lives in Georgia with her husband.


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