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House Democrats propose stopgap bill to prevent shutdown


November 17, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats released a temporary government-wide funding bill Monday to forestall a shutdown and give negotiators through Dec. 20 to try to hash out details of more than $1.4 trillion worth of unfinished spending legislation.

The legislation faces a House vote Tuesday as Congress races to act before a midnight Thursday deadline to prevent a shutdown.

Bill sponsor Nita Lowey, D-N.Y., said the measure “is necessary to keep government open as we work towards completing the appropriations process.”

The measure contains an assortment of technical provisions to ensure...

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