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GOP Group: Congress Will Miss Deadline for Spending Deal

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By    |   Thursday, 27 Jul 2017 05:01 PM

The Republican Study Committee said Thursday that it expects legislators to not reach a spending deal by the October deadline, seeking instead a three-month continuing resolution to keep the federal government from shutting down.

"The reality is the United States Senate is not going to be able to pass any appropriations bills and have them signed into law," Scott Parkinson, the committee's executive director, told The Hill. "I think we are heading into a continuing resolution.

"My prediction is that we'll have a [continuing resolution] until Dec. 15 and then try to get an omni passed in December."

Parkinson was referring to omnibus legislation that combines all 12 spending bills, the Hill reports.

The committee is a conservative group comprising more than half of the 241 Republicans serving in the House.

In the meantime, lawmakers will need to reach an agreement to raise the budget limits set in 2011 by the Budget Control Act.

Those "sequestration" spending levels would take effect on Jan. 18, the Hill reports, and a continuing resolution "would fail to keep the government functioning at current levels."

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The Republican Study Committee said Thursday that it expects legislators to not reach a spending deal by the October deadline, seeking instead a three-month continuing resolution to keep the federal government from shutting down.
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