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  • Path to averting a shutdown remains elusive as Senate looks to pass first FY24 spending bills - September 12, 2023
  • By Eric Katz, Government Executive

    The Senate is poised this week to take its first step toward approving bipartisan fiscal 2024 spending legislation on the floor of its chamber, looking to advance a three-bill package with overwhelming support as lawmakers rush to produce a solution that will avoid a shutdown at the end of the month.

    The “minibus” appropriations measure would fund the departments of Veterans Affairs, Agriculture, Transportation and Housing and Urban Development, all within the budget caps established by Fiscal Responsibility Act that President Biden negotiated with House Republicans in exchange for raising the debt ceiling earlier this year. Leaders in the Senate suggested a strong bipartisan vote would demonstrate theirs was the path to follow to ensure normal funding for agencies when current spending expires after Sept. 30.

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