Political and Legislative

Bipartisan Group of House Lawmakers Unveil Alternate Short-Term Spending Plan Amid GOP Turmoil

The Problem Solvers Caucus, a bipartisan group of 64 House lawmakers, endorsed a framework to avert a government shutdown that provides an alternative to the internally divisive short-term stopgap being formulated by House Republicans.

It also comes as Republicans reported major progress in reworking their continuing resolution framework Wednesday evening, with some conservative lawmakers moving to support the plan in part due to the threat of moderate Republicans working with Democrats to force an alternative. The government shutdown deadline is Sept. 30.

The Problem Solvers Caucus agreement released late Wednesday would extend government funding at current levels through Jan. 11, 2024, to give Congress more than three extra months to agree on regular appropriations — much longer than the Oct. 31 target that Republicans are eyeing.

Read the source article at The Hill

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