House Resumes Budget Negotiations

Speaker Johnson may consider short-term funding options as divisions remain on appropriations.

Members of the House of Representatives are discussing the four appropriations measures needed to keep the government funded. The current continuing resolution will expire on January 19. Due to conflicting priorities in the House, some members in the Senate have expressed the belief that further short-term funding is necessary.

“Time is so compressed and the deadline so short that I’m afraid we’re looking at another short-term continuing resolution,” said Senator John Cornyn ofTexas

Referring to a spending agreement made a week ago between Speaker Johnson and Senate Majority Leader Schumer, Representative Bob Good, chair of the House Freedom Caucus, said, “The deal … doesn’t secure the border and… doesn’t cut our spending,” calling the prospect “unacceptable.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Speaker Johnson to receive God’s guidance as he considers options to keep the government funded.
  • For representatives in the House as they discuss the various spending priorities.
  • For senators of both parties as they seek to avoid a government shutdown.

Sources: Reuters, CNBC

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