WASHINGTON: ‘ HOUSE & SENATE RACE TO COMPLETE $1 TRILLION SPENDING BILL ‘

#AceNewsServices – WASHINGTON:Dec.09 – House and Senate negotiators on Monday were racing to finish a $1 trillion spending bill so lawmakers have enough time to vote on the package and avert a looming government shut down on Friday.

Appropriators were still aiming to unveil the bill by late Monday night, but aides said it’s possible that timetable could slip until Tuesday, which could complicate the House and Senate’s efforts to end the lame-duck session this week.

For Republicans drafting a massive spending bill for the end of the congressional session, timing is everything.

GOP leaders, who want to pass the sweeping year-end spending package on Wednesday, must release the proposal on Monday in order to satisfy House rules for bringing legislation to the floor two days after it is released.

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