With Negotiations Ongoing, Lawmakers Say Yet Another Stopgap Bill ‘Highly Likely’ to Avert Shutdown

Government Executive: With government funding set to expire at midnight on Friday, plans to avoid a shutdown remain in flux as congressional negotiators seek to strike a twin set of 11th hour deals.

Lawmakers suggested they may require yet another stopgap funding bill as they seek to iron out the final details of both an omnibus appropriations measure and coronavirus relief funds. The third continuing resolution of fiscal 2021 would likely be the shortest yet, with congressional leaders suggesting it could last as little as two days.

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