16 minutes | Nov 18th 2019

Congress Tees Up CR to Hold Off Shutdown Till Holidays

Congress plans to vote this week on a continuing resolution to fund the government through Dec. 20. The move buys time for Democrats and Republicans to, potentially, conclude negotiations over spending allocations and the details of the 12 annual appropriations bills.

On this episode of “Suspending the Rules,” Bloomberg Government’s podcast, budget and appropriations reporter Jack Fitzpatrick breaks down the state of play in the spending fight. Legislative analyst Michael Smallberg also joins the show to discuss a few other bills the House has scheduled for this week.

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