9 days until federal government’s budget will run out; Democrats introduce temporary deal

Politics

WASHINGTON (NewsNation Now) — With only nine days until the federal government’s budget runs out, Democrats on Monday introduced a temporary budget deal, but without the support of the White House or congressional Republicans.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said in a statement the temporary budget deal would “avert a catastrophic shutdown in the middle of the ongoing pandemic, wildfires and hurricanes.” 

Pelosi plans to bring up the bill for a vote Tuesday.

Republicans have already signaled they have concerns with the legislation.

“We would be on an easy path to keeping the government running if Democrats didn’t abandon the deal on the table last week,” said House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy in a tweet.

McCarthy was referring to what he says was a deal to include $30 billion for farmers and more money for child nutrition.

Members from both sides of the aisle have stressed they don’t want the government to shut down.

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