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Congressional leaders reach funding deal ahead of shutdown deadline: Report

The plan would push the deadline for six of the 12 annual appropriations bills back to March 8.

Published: February 28, 2024 4:10pm

Congressional leaders on Wednesday reached an agreement to partially fund the government and move back the deadline to avert a government shutdown, Politico reported, citing a "senior leadership aide."

The plan would push the deadline for six of the 12 annual appropriations bills back to March 8, giving lawmakers time to approve the legislation, which they reportedly plan to unveil by week's end.

The remaining six appropriations bills would be assigned a deadline of March 22. The split deadlines are an extension of a previous continuing resolution that Congress approved in January.

That bill set the deadlines at March 1 and March 8.

Ben Whedon is an editor and reporter for Just the News. Follow him on X, formerly Twitter.

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