House deal would keep government open through Feb. 18 but shutdown risk remains in Senate

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House lawmakers this weekend reached an agreement to face a government shutdown, but a group of senators could still object, making possible partial omissions of some services.

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House Appropriations Speaker Rosa Delaro, a Connecticut Democrat, announced an agreement To fund the federal government through February 18. Without such a stopgap budget, the government would be partially shut after midnight on Friday. The measure also includes $7 billion for Afghanistan refugees.

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Meanwhile, it’s unclear how the measure will hold up in the Senate, where a group of Senate GOP conservatives are on Wednesday considering such a stopgap budget without an agreement to deny money to implement the Biden administration’s vaccine mandate. But was planning to object.

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