Breakthrough Reached with Spending Omnibus Negotiations

Senator Shelby announces deadline extended to March 11.

Senator Richard Shelby of Alabama, senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced a breakthrough in the negotiations surrounding the federal spending package. A three-week stop-gap bill was also introduced and passed in the House this past week, extending the deadline for the spending package from Feb. 18 to March 11, giving legislators ample time to solidify the final details.

“We have reached an understanding on the framework, which lets us go to the next step,” Senator Shelby stated. “I believe this is a breakthrough in a bipartisan way.” Fellow Committee Chair Patrick Leahy of Vermont also voiced his satisfaction with negotiations, “I’m far more optimistic than I’ve been in months and I think we’re on a path to finish something.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Senators Shelby and Leahy as they work on the bill for federal spending.
  • For members of Congress as negotiations continue for the federal budget.

Sources: The Hill, Politico


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