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Congress Reaches Agreement On Short-Term Deal To Keep Government Open

If passed, the agreement would move the funding deadlines to March 1 and March 8.

WASHINGTON — Congressional leaders have reached an agreement to avert a government shutdown and keep the government open until March, sources familiar with the matter confirmed to Fwrd Axis News.

If passed, the agreement would move the funding deadlines to March 1 and March 8. The news comes just a week before the first funding deadline of January 19, which will allow Congress more time to work through each individual funding bills.

Text of the short-term bill is expected to be released Sunday, a spokesperson for Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said.

The bill will need to pass both the House and Senate before Friday at 11:59 p.m. to avoid a partial government shutdown. Speaker Mike Johnson is set to hold a call with fellow House Republicans this evening as several extreme right-wing party members have opposed the bill.

Extreme Republicans have threatened to oust Johnson as speaker but moderate Democrats have said they would consider voting to save the Louisana Republican’s speakership.

“The bipartisan topline appropriations agreement clears the way for Congress to act over the next few weeks in order to maintain important funding priorities for the American people and avoid a government shutdown,” Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries said in a joint statement.

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Stephen Michael is a Political Correspondent based in the United States. He has reached a global audience with his coverage of the 2020 Election and Trump White House. Michael joins Forward Axis News after spending time with the Project Spurs Network since 2014 and covering reality TV in the UK, Australia, and Canada.

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