As the possibility of a federal government shutdown looms, key Congressional figures are proposing a temporary funding solution to ensure uninterrupted federal operations.
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy introduced the concept of a continuing resolution, a measure that would extend government funding for several months, during a private call with House Republicans on Monday, sources revealed under the condition of anonymity.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer confirmed discussions with McCarthy about the stopgap measure, highlighting its significance. Schumer told the press on Tuesday that such a provision would provide the necessary time to finalize annual spending bills, extending federal funding operations into December. He noted, “I thought it was a good thing that he recognized that we need a CR.”
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