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The Biden administration and fellow Democrats are considering a proposal from House Republican leaders for a two-part government spending bill that would fund some agencies through one date and others through another .
House Speaker Mike Johnson announced the plan on Saturday — a highly unusual structure for a stopgap spending bill — but it quickly ran into opposition from a handful of House Republicans and the White House .
“This proposal will only lead to more chaos for the Republican Party and more government shutdowns — full stop,” said White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre. said in a statement.
Without a new deal, the federal government will run out of money by the end of Friday.
Johnson’s temporary spending plan Funding for veterans’ programs, transportation, housing, agriculture and energy will be extended until January 19, while spending for other agencies, including the Defense and State Departments, will be extended until February 2.
“This two-step continuing resolution is a necessary bill that puts House Republicans in the best position to shock conservatives,” Johnson said. said in a tweet“This bill would stop the ridiculous holiday omnibus tradition of massive, over-the-top spending bills introduced before the Christmas recess.”
The proposal does not provide funding for Israel, Ukraine and the U.S.-Mexico border that the Biden administration has requested.
Johnson’s plan faces a difficult prospect in Congress. The House of Representatives has a slim Republican majority, and some hard-line lawmakers in the chamber have announced their opposition to the proposal.
Texas Republican Rep. Chip Roy, a member of the House Freedom Caucus, Slamming Johnson’s proposal On X (formerly Twitter), former Democratic Speaker Nancy Pelosi called it “75 days of Pelosi-level spending and policy – the ‘promise’ ahead.”
The proposal is also unlikely to pass the Democratic-controlled Senate.
white house official Tell NPR The Office of Management and Budget has begun warning federal agencies to prepare for a government shutdown.
Less than a month after the budget battle broke out, Louisiana Republican Johnson hold the highest office He gained a seat among House Republicans after former House Speaker Kevin McCarthy was ousted.