House Vote Set to Avoid Shutdown, Fund Pentagon for Full Year

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The House is scheduled to vote late Tuesday on Republicans’ proposed stopgap spending bill to keep the government open until March 23 and provide full-year funding for the Defense Department.

The House legislation, introduced on Monday night, would avoid a shutdown after current funding ends Friday. It would extend most government funding at current levels until March 23 but would lift budget caps to provide $659 billion for the Pentagon through the end of the fiscal year on Sept 30.

The House is scheduled to vote on the measure Tuesday evening, according to House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s schedule. …

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