House to vote on measure keeping government open until Nov. 21

House to vote on measure keeping government open until Nov. 21
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The House is expected to vote next week on legislation to avert a shutdown at month's end and fund the government into late November.
 
The stopgap measure, known as a continuing resolution, is expected to last until Nov. 21, according to a Democratic aide.
 
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Current funding for the federal government will expire on Sept. 30, meaning Congress will need to take action by then to avoid another shutdown.
 
The text of the stopgap bill has not yet been released ahead of an expected floor vote next week.
 
The House passed 10 out of 12 annual appropriations bills over the summer, but the Senate has yet to pass any on the floor because Republicans opted to wait for Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Justices rule Manhattan prosecutor, but not Congress, can have Trump tax records Supreme Court rulings reignite Trump oversight wars in Congress Pelosi on Baltimore's Columbus statue: 'If the community doesn't want the statue, the statue shouldn't be there' MORE (D-Calif.) and Treasury Secretary Steven MnuchinSteven Terner MnuchinOn The Money: Supreme Court upholds NY prosecutors' access to Trump's tax returns, rebuffs Congress | Trump complains of 'political prosecution' | Biden rebukes Trump, rolls out jobs plan Mnuchin: Next stimulus bill must cap jobless benefits at 100 percent of previous income Why Trump can't make up his mind on China MORE to strike a budget deal.
 
While the budget deal established top-line spending levels, lawmakers still have to pass appropriations bills to fund the government. The delay in the Senate has led congressional leaders to acknowledge that a temporary spending patch will be necessary to allow more time for negotiations.
 
"I'm disappointed that the Senate failed to pass a single appropriations bill. Not one. Not only that, they hadn't filed any until just the other day when we got back from the summer break," House Majority Leader Steny HoyerSteny Hamilton HoyerMexico's president uses US visit to tout ties with Trump Amy Kennedy wins NJ primary to face GOP's Van Drew House Democrat calls for 'real adult discussion' on lawmaker pay MORE (D-Md.) said on the House floor Thursday.

"Therefore, as we wait for them to complete their work so that we can begin conference negotiations, a continuing resolution will be necessary to prevent another government shutdown like the one we experienced earlier this year," Hoyer said, referring to the 35-day shutdown that lasted from December into January.
 
Senate Republicans appear to be warm to the idea of a continuing resolution that lasts into November, shortly before Congress leaves for its Thanksgiving break. Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Richard ShelbyRichard Craig ShelbySenate panel to vote on controversial Trump Fed pick Shelton Finger-pointing, gridlock spark frustration in Senate Democrats sidestep budget deal by seeking 0B in emergency spending MORE (R-Ala.) said Thursday that Nov. 21 would be a "rational" date. 
 
The Senate Appropriations Committee advanced two spending bills on Thursday for defense programs as well as the Department of Energy and water infrastructure.
 
But Senate negotiations got off to a rocky start earlier this week amid disagreements over abortion and funding for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. Republicans then abruptly canceled a subcommittee vote on a bill covering the departments of Health and Human Services, Labor, and Education.
 
Jordain Carney contributed.