GOP approves rule for one-week spending bill

The House Rules Committee on Wednesday night approved a rule allowing for one hour of debate on H.R. 1363, a one-week stopgap spending measure that Democrats oppose because it cuts $12 billion in just one week.

The bill would keep the federal government funded through April 15. Current funding expires on Friday.

The rule for the bill prohibits amendments, but does give Democrats the chance to make one motion to recommit. Democrats today tried to make six amendments in order, but these were voted down in committee.

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