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House Democrats Unveil Bill to Avert Shutdown This Week

Nov. 18, 2019, 8:54 PM

House Democrats on Monday released the text of their four-week spending bill negotiated with Republicans to avert a federal government shutdown on Friday.

The measure, which would extend funding through Dec. 20, would also keep the Export-Import Bank open through that date. It would allow the Census Bureau to spend money at a higher rate to prepare for the 2020 head count, prevent an automatic cut to highway funding next year, and provide the military with a 3.1% pay increase.

The House plans to vote on the bill Tuesday, second-ranking Democrat Steny Hoyer said on Twitter. Senate Majority Leader Mitch...

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