Pelosi Vows to Avert Shutdown as GOP Opposes Debt-Limit Link (2)

Sept. 23, 2021, 8:25 PM

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi signaled Democrats will avert a government shutdown by passing a stopgap spending bill without a debt ceiling increase in it, amid Republican opposition to linking the two measures.

“Whatever it is, we will have a CR that passes both houses by September 30,” Pelosi said at a press briefing Thursday, referring to the so-called continuing resolution that will be needed to fund the federal government at the start of the new fiscal year on Oct. 1.

The House passed a stopgap spending measure this week that would keep the government open until Dec. 3 and suspend ...

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