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Another government shutdown deadline is nearly here. Here’s what to know.


Congress is lurching up against another deadline to prevent a government shutdown, with lawmakers set to vote on a short-term federal funding bill — the third in four months — by the end of the week.

House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) and Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) have reached a $1.66 trillion to finance the government for the 2024 fiscal year, but Congress has run out of time to pass that complex proposal before federal funding expires at 12:01 a.m. Saturday.

Instead, leaders in both chambers say, Congress needs to pass a short-term spending measure, called a continuing resolution, or CR, to keep the government open. But far-right House Republicans, furious with Johnson for cutting a deal that does not cut spending, are hinting they may throw obstacles in the way — pushing the country again to the brink of a costly government shutdown.

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