House to vote Friday on spending bill

House to vote Friday on spending bill
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GOP leaders told rank-and-file members that the House will vote on the tax-extenders package on Thursday and the omnibus spending bill on Friday, the last business for Congress before the holidays.


Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanTrump faces test of power with early endorsements Lobbying world Boehner throws support behind Republican who backed Trump impeachment MORE (R-Wis.) had hoped to hold votes on both bills on Thursday. But because bipartisan negotiators missed a midnight deadline to unveil the $1.1 trillion spending bill, that vote will be pushed to Friday, GOP leaders said in a closed-door conference meeting.

Ryan has pledged to follow House rules, which state that bills can only be brought to the floor three days after they are introduced — a way to give members enough time to read them.

House lawmakers will need to pass a stopgap funding measure on Wednesday to ensure the government can keep its lights on. That short-term continuing resolution will run through Dec. 22 to give the Senate enough time to pass both the tax and spending bills.