March 11, 2024
D.C. News | Tea Leaves
  • Congressional leaders reached a bipartisan deal on Sunday setting a roughly $1.6 trillion federal spending level for the year, but the pact drew quick criticism from some conservatives, and it remains unclear whether lawmakers will be able to quickly pass legislation averting a government shutdown. The House and Senate now have less than two weeks to craft underlying bills funding the government, with several federal agencies set to run out of money later this month and the rest to follow in February, a tall order in a Congress that has struggled to pass major legislation on time. (Articles here and here)