Lawmakers Close to Spending Deal

Needed to avert December 12 shutdown.

A deal between Senate Appropriations Chairman Richard Shelby of Alabama and House Appropriations Chairwoman Nita Lowey of New York seems on the horizon, according to aides from both camps. A spending bill is needed to keep the government open after current funding runs out December 11.

The agreement encompasses top-line amounts for all twelve parts of an omnibus appropriations package as well as the level for emergency spending above the $1.4 trillion budget cap set into law in 2019.

The government has been operating under a stop-gap continuing resolution since the fiscal year began on October 1.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For lawmakers as they convene to approve the spending bill needed to keep the government open.
  • For those deciding to exclude things like a coronavirus stimulus package.
  • For legislators determining government spending levels and the increases in the national debt during the pandemic.

Sources: Bloomberg News, Reuters, The Hill


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