Congress clears one-week bill to fund the government, but many hurdles remain

Negotiators have a few more days to finish a $1.7 trillion package

By: - December 16, 2022 9:39 am

Congress sent a stopgap spending bill to President Joe Biden as negotiations over a larger spending package continue. (Les Zaitz/Oregon Capital Chronicle)

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Jennifer Shutt
Jennifer Shutt

Jennifer covers the nation’s capital as a senior reporter for States Newsroom. Her coverage areas include congressional policy, politics and legal challenges with a focus on health care, unemployment, housing and aid to families.