Appropriations Negotiators Struggle To Settle Policy Fights

"Congressional leaders hope to have massive omnibus spending legislation on the House floor by Thursday, assuming they can resolve a few dozen outstanding policy fights.

House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said this morning he's "hoping" to file the $1.3 trillion spending bill late tonight, paving the way for the House Rules Committee to consider the bill tomorrow and then floor action Thursday.

He said he does not expect to need to pass an interim stopgap spending bill to avert a federal shutdown when current funding runs out Friday."

George Cahlink and Geof Koss report for Greenwire March 20, 2018.


"Congress Struggles To Clinch Spending Deal" (Politico)

"Congress Lurches Toward Shutdown Deadline With Obstacles Unresolved" (Washington Post)

Source: Greenwire, 03/21/2018