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House Republicans release their plan to avoid a government shutdown

The House is expected to vote on the bill as early as Tuesday. 

Published: November 11, 2023 4:12pm

House Republicans unveiled their plan on Saturday to avoid a government shutdown, which could happen next weekend. 

House Speaker Mike Johnson, R-La., decided to go with a continuing resolution (CR) that has two steps. It has been dubbed a "laddered CR" according to NBC News.

The CR would have multiple spending bills needed to keep the government running on a short-term bill until January 19. The remaining bills would go on a CR until Feb. 2.

The House is expected to vote on the bill as early as Tuesday. 

Johnson told the New York Post earlier this week that he believes a government shutdown will be avoided. 

“I like the ladder approach,” said Rep. Ken Buck, R-Colo., according to NBC. “I think if we try to pass some appropriations bills, we’re doing better than we’ve done in the past.”

Democrats oppose this idea and many of them have advocated for a clean CR, including House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries, D-N.Y.

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