Rep. Steny Hoyer: House Appropriators Working on Short-Term Govt Spending Fix

CongressHouse Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) has said the chamber’s appropriators are considering a stopgap budget measure that would keep the government funded at current levels, Federal Times reported Tuesday.

Andy Medici writes Hoyer told reporters that House Appropriations Committee Chairman Harold Rogers (R-Ky.) and Ranking Member Nita Lowey (D-N.Y.) have discussed a continuing resolution that aligns with a spending deal that was passed in December.

A Republican congressional staffer predicts the CR would let government operating on this fiscal year’s budget levels through December, according to the publication.

Hoyer believes House and Senate lawmakers could pass legislation to avert a shutdown before the end of this month.

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