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FDA Fixes, Pandemic Response on Congress December Wish List (1)

Sept. 30, 2022, 9:00 AMUpdated: Sept. 30, 2022, 4:50 PM

Lawmakers hope to attach a growing list of proposals — from overhauling the nation’s pandemic response to extending aid to migrants — to a year-end government spending bill.

The legislation represent areas where Republicans and Democrats have been divided so far this year, but sponsors are optimistic they’ll find agreement this December, when the stopgap bill to fund the government expires.

“The only real option is do your best to get something you think is essential on this big bill at the end of the year,” said Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.). “It’s not a good thing at all — but ...