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House taking up stopgap GOP spending bill

WASHINGTON (AP) - The House plans to take up stopgap legislation today that would avoid a partial shutdown of the government when temporary funding runs out Friday.
The measure would buy time for the Republican House, Democratic Senate and the White House to try to reach agreement on longer-term legislation to fund the government through the end of the budget year.
The Senate is likely to go along despite concerns that it'll take longer than two weeks to reach agreement.
Republicans want to slash a whopping $60 billion-plus from agency budgets over the coming months but are settling for just $4 billion in especially easy cuts as the price for the two-week stopgap bill.


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