An Agreement Has Been Reached For Government Funding

Lawmakers leading negotiations on a bill to fund the federal government, announced an agreement has been reached on a "framework."

Lawmakers leading negotiations on a bill to fund the federal government, announced an agreement has been reached on a “framework.”

By midnight on Friday, Congress has a deadline to pass a spending bill to prevent a partial government shutdown. The House and Senate Appropriations Committees will negotiate the details of final 2023 spending bills that can be supported by both the House and Senate as well as getting the president’s signature.

Last week, Senator Richard Shelby said the two parties were about $25 billion apart in what is expected to be a $1.6 trillion package, not including mandatory spending on programs like Social Security and Medicare.

It has not been publicly shared what the top spending number is that was agreed upon in the framework.