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Republicans talking with Democrats to gauge where votes may lie to pass spending bill, avoid shutdown

November 13, 2023

Via: Fox News

House Republican and Democratic leadership are working to see how many votes each side can provide to adopt a two-step interim spending bill offered by Rep. Mike Johnson (R-La.) that would avoid a government shutdown.

Fox News Digital is told that the “rule,” which the House must first adopt to put the underlying stopgap spending plan on the floor, is in serious trouble.

If the House can’t approve the rule, it can not even begin debate, let alone pass, the bill itself.

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