GOP pressing plan to avert government shutdown on Dec. 8
December 1, 2017
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republican leaders are looking to pass a short-term spending bill to avoid a government shutdown next week and keep the government's doors open through Dec. 22.
With the additional time, the GOP hopes talks with Democrats over spending and immigration could produce a longer-term agreement into January of next year. Leaders want a bipartisan agreement on spending increases for the Pentagon and domestic agencies, whose budgets otherwise would be frozen.
The government's spending runs out a week from Friday, with little time for negotiations.
Battles over immigration...