WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Chief Chuck Schumer mentioned Wednesday that senators have reached a deal on a stopgap authorities funding measure to stop a shutdown.
“We’re prepared to maneuver ahead,” Schumer mentioned on the Senate flooring. “We have now an settlement on.. the persevering with decision, to stop a authorities shutdown and we needs to be voting on that tomorrow morning,” Schumer mentioned on the Senate flooring.
With out passing the invoice, the federal authorities would face a shutdown after the calendar turns to Friday. The deal introduced by Schumer retains the federal government open by Dec. 3.
The Home handed a authorities funding invoice final week on a party-line vote of 220-211.
On Monday, the Senate blocked the Home invoice in a procedural vote. Republicans opposed the invoice as a result of it included an extension of the debt ceiling, which for political causes they wish to drive Democrats to approve on their very own.
The Senate’s decision doesn’t embrace the debt restrict improve. It would embrace, nevertheless, cash for the resettlement of Afghan refugees and catastrophe help for Hurricane Ida victims.
One other potential sticking level stays. Republican are pushing to incorporate cash for the Iron Dome, Israel’s army protection system.
The funding was stripped out of the Home invoice after opposition from progressives. The Home handed a separate Protection invoice that included the Iron Dome cash final week with overwhelming assist, 420 to 9. However now, Republicans need the federal government funding invoice to incorporate the Iron Dome, which might trigger issues when it goes again to the Home.
Julie Tsirkin reported from Washington and Dartunorro Clark from New York.
Frank Thorp V contributed.