McCarthy won't allow vote on Senate's short-term funding bill: Report
Lower chamber Republicans, however, reman divided over spending cuts and continued aid to Ukraine, though they managed to advance four spending bills Tuesday evening.
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy will reportedly not permit the lower chamber to vote on a short-term funding package the Senate approved this week.
The Senate on Tuesday passed a continuing resolution in a 77 to 19 vote that would fund the government until Nov. 17 and delay the debate over broader spending cuts and large-scale Ukraine aid until that point.
McCarthy, in response, has reportedly told his conference that he will not permit a vote on the bill to reach the House floor and instead pursue his own efforts to draft a budget plan, The Hill reported, citing Virginia Republican Rep. Bob Good.
"He reiterated that this morning. I called on him to consistently say that to the public, let the Senate know that’s dead on arrival and that there’s no way the House would pass that bill," the Virginia lawmaker said of the speaker. The outlet cited a second, unnamed House Republican who corroborated Good's account.
Congress has until the end of the month to approve a budget in order to avert a shutdown. Lower chamber Republicans, however, reman divided over spending cuts and continued aid to Ukraine, though they managed to advance four spending bills Tuesday evening. Each measure cleared the procedural hurdle to allow debate, though that does not ensure their eventual passage.
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