Congress to waive three-day rule on omnibus
© Greg Nash

A rule requiring that legislation be posted for at least three calendar days before being considered on the House floor won’t apply to the must-pass $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill.

Republicans are waiving that rule so that the package can be voted on the same day it is released.

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“Our focus is on keeping the government open and delivering on important policies for the American people,” a GOP aide on the House Rules Committee told The Hill in a statement Wednesday. “While the 3-day rule doesn’t apply in this scenario, we do want the deal to be public as long as possible before we vote. We are up against a deadline and we will need have to act accordingly.”

House GOP leaders aim to hold a House vote on the spending package Thursday, which could allow for a Senate vote on Friday — just in time to prevent another government shutdown.

The legislation is likely to be made public on Wednesday.