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Congress edges toward a compromise on spending

Publié par Clifford Armion le 12/12/2011

Rosalind S. Helderman

Put this in the small accomplishments category for an especially gridlocked Congress: It appears increasingly likely that, with little fuss, lawmakers will approve a bipartisan compromise in coming days that will keep government running past Friday, when a short-term funding measure that has kept the lights on expires.

Partisan clashes have brought the government to the brink of a shutdown three times in the past year. But this time, appropriators from the House and Senate have been quietly working toward the unveiling, expected late Monday, of a compromise spending measure that would outline how government agencies should spend nearly $1 trillion through Sept. 30, 2012.

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"Congress edges toward a compromise on spending", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), décembre 2011. Consulté le 17/05/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/congress-edges-toward-a-compromise-on-spending