WASHINGTON Congress plans to extend government funding through Dec. 20, averting the risk of a shutdown next week but setting up a potential spending fight amid likely impeachment votes before the end of the year, according to lawmakers and aides.
Democratic House Appropriations Chairwoman Nita Lowey and Republican Senate Appropriations Chairman Richard Shelby settled on the time frame for the short-term spending measure in a meeting Tuesday.
It appears that it will be Dec. 20, Lowey said after the meeting, a date that was later confirmed by two House aides.
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