Congress set to dodge tick-tock of shutdown clock

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(Worthy News) - Four months after President Trump warned he would “never again” sign a massive federal spending bill containing areas he wants to cut, Congress has finally made some progress reforming its long-broken process of appropriating annual government funding and trying to get it done on time.

But it could mean Trump will have to wait for Congress to allocate the kind of money he is seeking to fund a southern border wall.

Republicans and Democrats are both eager to avoid spending showdowns and the specter of cable news “shutdown” clocks ahead of the November midterm elections. It’s pushed the two sides to work together to at least advance half of the dozen spending measures that fund the government and must pass by Sept. 30, the end of the fiscal year. [ Source: Washington Examiner (Read More...) ]

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