Congress races toward shutdown deadline: Live coverage

Congress races toward shutdown deadline: Live coverage

Congress is racing toward a Friday shutdown deadline, with leaders putting the finishing touches on the final funding package for fiscal 2024 amid uncertainty about the timeline for passing the legislation.

Funding for the departments of Homeland Security, Defense, Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and State; the Internal Revenue Service; and general government and foreign operations could lapse Saturday morning, leaving lawmakers with little time to get the package to President Biden’s desk.

House Republicans have demanded at least 72 hours to review any bills before voting — though it’s unclear if leadership will adhere to that rule — and Senate procedure could draw out the consideration process into the weekend.

Legislative text for the six bills could be released Wednesday.

What are colleagues saying? The proposal comes with risks:

GOP spending hawks bash Speaker Johnson’s minibus

Johnson, Biden risk blowback from all sides on government funding deal

At the same time, Israel has reemerged as a topic of discussion in the Capitol, as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke to Senate Republicans by video during their weekly lunch and Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) floated inviting Netanyahu to address Congress.

Follow along for live updates below.

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