Thursday, 7 December 2017

House Republicans mull length of spending bill as vote looms

House Republicans mull length of spending bill as vote loomsBy David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives were in discussions on Tuesday about how long to fund the federal government in a short-term spending measure expected to come to a vote as early as Wednesday. "I feel like we're going to have a majority... for passing the CR (spending measure) we have this week," House Speaker Paul Ryan told reporters after a closed-door meeting with fellow House Republican members. The conservative House Freedom Caucus, which has enough members to block legislation, has pressed Republican leaders to consider a spending measure that expires on Dec. 30, eight days later than the Dec. 22 deadline that House and Senate Republicans have been discussing up to now.




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