House Republicans on Tuesday are set to try to pass a stopgap bill to fund the government into the new year.
In a surprise late-night announcement, GOP leaders said they would try to move the continuing resolution (CR) under a fast-track process that will require support from Democrats, an attempt to work around GOP opposition that threatened to tank the bill on a procedural vote.
The gambit is sure to draw howls from the party’s right flank, but Democratic leaders have indicated the party could support the substance of the unusual two-part stopgap.
Under suspension of the rules, the bill would need two-thirds support to pass the House and head to the Senate.
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