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Congress Moves to Avoid a Government Shutdown

Congress is moving to avert a government shutdown before Friday, leaving Democrats with a tough choice on how to raise the debt ceiling.

Both the House and Senate appear poised to pass a short-term funding bill on Thursday that will take one issue off of Congress’s full plate of legislation facing deadlines.

Though the Senate spent much of Wednesday haggling behind the scenes over the government funding bill — amid a push by Republicans for votes related to adding money for Israel’s Iron Dome defense system and changing a provision on Afghan refugees — senators and aides downplayed the chance that any last-minute drama would derail the continuing resolution that’s expected to fund the government through Dec. 3.

Read the source article at The Hill

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