Congress aims to prevent government shutdown as COVID relief negotiations continue

Congress aims to prevent government shutdown as COVID relief negotiations continue the federal government is about to run out of money again funding for the government expires on december 11. but maryland senator chris van hollen says lawmakers have, no intention of allowing another government shutdown however the house and senate will, hold off on a full-year funding bill for another week because we're likely to add to that any agreement that we're able to reach on.

Emergency corona virus relief lawmakers from both parties in both the house and the senate want to bundle the next coveted relief bill into the federal funding plan to grease its way.

Through congress and ensure it gets the president's signature my view and i think, it's abuse shared by literally everybody on both sides of the aisle we can't leave without doing a covet bill senate republican leader mitch mcconnell.

Says the house and. Senate are working on a one-week stopgap funding bill while negotiations continue with democrats on covet relief we're working now on the details, my best guess is that we're talking about sometime next week that that will you know come to a conclusion new york congressman tom reed says while it's not an ideal situation whatever helps, the american people and the businesses that are suffering today if it has to ride along with another bill i'm, open to it but obviously want to keep it.

As separate as possible the temporary spending bill should clear congress before friday's deadline reporting in washington i'm morgan wright.

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