Chuck Schumer moves to extend government funding with one week until shutdown

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) will take the first step toward averting a shutdown on Thursday with one week left until a partial lapse in government funding. 

The majority leader announced he would file cloture on a shell bill that will be used to extend funding, declaring from the Senate floor it is “crystal clear” there is not enough time to get the 12 appropriations bills through Congress before the Jan. 19 deadline. 

Schumer struck a deal with Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) to fund the government at the levels the White House agreed to last spring, with a couple of concessions to Republicans, but the two sides still have to hammer out the details of that agreement. 

The move does not ensure the government will avoid a shutdown. Even getting an extension through the
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