House, Senate leaders strike short-term spending deal to keep government open until March

Many conservatives are not on board with the deal.

Lawmakers in the House and Senate have reached a spending deal that would extend two deadlines and keep the government open until March. 

Sources told NBC News that this will allow elected officials to draft up more long-term spending bills. It would set the spending level for fiscal year 2024 at $1.59 trillion.

House Speaker Mike Johnson, R-La., is expected to hold a conference call with fellow GOP House members on Sunday to discuss the spending negotiations.

Many conservatives are not on board with the deal, according to reports.

Democrats praised the spending agreement in a statement last week.

“The bipartisan topline appropriations agreement clears the way for Congress to act over the next few weeks in order to maintain important funding priorities for the American people and avoid a government shutdown,” Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries, D-N.Y., said in a statement, according to NBC News.