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Congress to vote on stopgap funding bill

Jan. 10, 2014 at 2:20 PM

WASHINGTON, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Republicans in the House of Representatives introduced a short-term funding bill Friday that would keep the U.S. government going for a week.

The measure would prevent another government shutdown, the Wall Street Journal reported. Rep. Hal Rogers, R-Ky., chairman of the Appropriations Committee, said that by funding the government through Saturday, Jan. 18, the bill would give negotiators time to work out a more comprehensive budget agreement for the current fiscal year, which ends Sept. 30.

Rogers said he expects the talks to wind up Sunday or Monday.

Rep. Tom Cole, R-Okla., told The Hill that there is general agreement to put off the most serious differences until the 2015 budget talks.

"I think people understand that shutting down the government or a long fiscal fight is not in anybody's best interest," he said.

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