House lawmakers expected to take up continuing resolution this week to keep govt. funded after Feb. 18 deadline

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-MD, after leaving the House Chamber in Washington, DC on October 12, 2021. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-MD, after leaving the House Chamber in Washington, DC on October 12, 2021. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)

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UPDATED 7:32 AM PT – Monday, February 7, 2022

The House is expected to take up a stopgap bill this week to prevent a government shutdown. Leadership in both chambers of Congress signaled they plan to vote on the continuing resolution to keep the government funded ahead of the February 18 deadline.

It’s unclear how long the bill will keep the government funded for since House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said negotiations are still ongoing.

“Well, we’re going to get something done, it’ll probably be a short term CR and it’ll be coming this week to give us a little more time,” explained the Democrat lawmaker. “Negotiations are very vigorous and I think we’re going to get agreement, both on the top line of how much spending is gonna be and how it will be spent. But it’s not there yet.”

It’s been reported the temporary spending bill will only extend government funding through March 11 in order for appropriators to draft up final fiscal 2022 spending bills. Lawmakers could take up the continuing resolution as soon as Tuesday.

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