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Senate Advances Stopgap Funding Deal as House Remains at Stalemate over Far-Right Demands

HeadlineSep 27, 2023

The Senate announced a bipartisan stopgap deal that would keep the U.S. government open through November 17, as well as provide $6 billion for Ukraine and $6 billion in disaster funding. Senate leaders hope to pass the measure by the end of the week, but it’s not clear whether it can break past the ongoing gridlock in the Republican-controlled House, where far-right congressmembers have already threatened to remove Speaker Kevin McCarthy if he brings the bill to a vote. McCarthy is planning to repropose separate legislation that includes 8% cuts in social spending and resumption of construction on Trump’s U.S.-Mexico border wall.

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