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Government Funding, Debt Ceiling Bills Remain Under Wraps

Sept. 20, 2021, 5:37 PM

Democrats continued to wrestle Monday over details of a stopgap spending bill to keep government operating after Sept. 30, delaying the expected release of the bill that could serve as a vehicle to raise or suspend the federal debt ceiling.

The House is scheduled to vote on the spending measure this week, with the deadline to avoid a government shutdown at the end of the month. But there was no text posted or circulated when the Rules Committee began a hearing scheduled to set up votes on that and several pieces of legislation on the House floor in the coming ...