Congress agrees to continuing resolution that pushes shutdown deadline to March

House and Senate leaders agreed to extend the deadlines to reach a spending deal until March on Sunday night. 

With a government shutdown looming if Democrats and Republicans don’t come to terms with each other on a spending agreement, the Senate Appropriations Committee announced an extension until March. House Republicans have been feuding with Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) for an agreement he made with Democrats last weekend that kept top-line spending levels at $1.66 trillion. 

OFFICIAL: Senate & House leaders announce CR extending gov’t funding to March 1 and March 8, as we first reported yesterday.

Schumer: “To avoid a shutdown, it will take bipartisan cooperation in the Senate & the House to quickly pass the CR…before Friday’s funding deadline.”

— Andrew Desiderio (@AndrewDesiderio) January 15, 2024

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