GOP releases text of bill to avoid government shutdown

House Republicans released a copy of the bill that the House is expected to approve later this week to keep the government running through next March.

The continuing resolution, H.J.Res. 117, would ensure discretionary spending at a rate of $1.047 trillion, which GOP leaders said is $26.6 billion lower than last year's level.

But that's also more than what many Republicans wanted to spend — the House passed seven spending bills earlier in the year, many of which would have put the government on a pace to spending below the $1.047 trillion cap for 2013 that was agreed to last year.

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