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The Clock Is Winding Down on Avoiding a Government Shutdown

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Congress faces a ticking clock to prevent a government shutdown by Friday. A bipartisan deal introducing a two-step stopgap bill aims to keep the government funded until March.

The Senate is gearing up for a pivotal procedural vote late Tuesday. However, House Speaker Mike Johnson must confront a growing rebellion within his party. House conservatives have openly criticized the proposed bill, complicating Johnson’s task of maintaining government operations while managing internal party conflicts.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., leaves a closed-door meeting in the office of Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., as both face a deadline to fund the government before a possible shutdown on Jan. 19, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 11, 2024. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Additionally, the House plans to address Hunter Biden’s contempt of Congress charge and proceed with the second of four impeachment hearings for Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.

These events add to the already heated political landscape, but this week’s proceedings are critical. If Congress passes the stopgap measure, it will be the third such resolution since fiscal 2024 began.


Click play to listen to the report from AURN White House Correspondent Ebony McMorris. For more news, follow @E_N_McMorris & @aurnonline.

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