House considers legislation to avoid shutdown

By WKTV News

WASHINGTON, D.C.(WKTV)The Republican-controlled House is considering legislation to avoid a partial shutdown of the government when temporary funding runs out Friday.

The GOP bill would keep the government running for two weeks to
buy time for the Republican House, the Democratic Senate and the
Obama White House to try to reach agreement on longer-term
legislation to fund the government while cutting billions of
dollars from the budget.

The Senate is likely to go along despite concerns that it'll
take longer than two weeks to reach agreement.

Republicans want to slash a whopping $60 billion-plus from
agency budgets over the coming months but are settling for just $4
billion in especially easy cuts as the price for the two-week
stopgap bill.

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