What options do House Republicans have to avoid a government shutdown?

House Republicans are stuck between a rock and a hard place as Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) weighs options that can help Congress avoid a government shutdown before Friday’s deadline and keep him from facing the wrath of his party.

Johnson and House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY), along with Senate leaders and President Joe Biden, are set to meet on Tuesday morning to discuss keeping the government open beyond March 1, when four appropriations bills are set to expire.

Both the House and Senate must produce their own separate 12 appropriations bills before coming together to finalize one budget to fund the government. The House has not made any progress on its spending bills since November and has passed only seven of the 12. The Senate has passed just
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