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House Dems Cancel Maryland Retreat to Focus on Budget

Tuesday, 06 February 2018 08:58 PM

House Democrats have canceled their annual retreat as lawmakers struggle to approve a short-term spending bill to avoid another government shutdown.

Democrats were set to gather on Maryland's Eastern Shore from Wednesday through Friday to develop and promote a strategy for the midterm elections.

A spokeswoman said Tuesday night that, "given the pressing issues Congress will likely vote on over the next three days," the Democrats will hold their "United for A Better Tomorrow" conference at the Capitol.

The House approved a short-term spending bill Tuesday but changes were expected in the Senate. Congress faces a midnight Thursday deadline to avoid a second partial government shutdown after a three-day shutdown last month.

Former Vice President Joe Biden was scheduled to give the keynote speech Wednesday.

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