What can top lawmakers agree on for the lame duck? An omnibus spending measure

House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) says top congressional leaders who attended a White House lunch Friday agreed Congress should pass an omnibus spending bill in the lame-duck session. 

On CNN’s “The Lead with Jake Tapper,” Hoyer was asked whether the lawmakers found common ground during the meeting with President Obama. 

“There were areas of significant agreement I think — the agreement that we want to do an omnibus and wanted to do that hopefully by Dec. 11 — completing the funding for this year’s operations of funding,” he said.

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House Appropriations Committee spokeswoman Jennifer Hing reiterated to The Hill that the panel is preparing an omnibus spending bill that would fund the government through Sept. 30, 2015.

Lawmakers return to Washington Wednesday and will have just a few weeks to pass a new spending bill.

Hoyer said “there was general agreement” among lawmakers who attended the lunch on the need for additional funding for the Ebola fight.

On Wednesday, the administration submitted a new $6.18 billion request to Congress for the immediate response to the disease and for a contingency fund that would make resources available when necessary.

“There was general agreement on ISIL, to defeat ISIL,” Hoyer added, but didn’t indicate if the leaders discussed the administration’s new request Friday for $5.6 billion more in funding for the fight against the terror group. 

Overall, Hoyer said both the Democrats and Republicans at the lunch agreed on trying to work together in the next Congress. The GOP won control of the Senate on Tuesday. 

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