Lawmakers are facing a deadline of Feb. 18 when the current spending authorization expires, yet major obstacles remain to reaching consensus on topline spending levels.
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Yesterday, a modified version of the administration’s tax reporting requirement--a pay-for in the spending bill--which increases the reporting threshold from $600 to $10,000.
Although the 2020 election continues to loom large, lawmakers are set to return to Washington, D.C. on Monday, to commence the lame-duck session which has no shortage of critical must-do pieces of legislation.
The Senate voted 82-6 Tuesday evening to advance a stopgap spending bill to avert a government shutdown by midnight tonight.
Senate negotiators have been busy trying to finalize a deal to fund the government through Dec. 9, however a scheduled vote for this week was bumped to next week.
Congress returned to D.C. this week with a long list of issues to tackle, but lawmakers are likely to be just as focused on the 2016 elections as they are on the near-term policy imperatives.
NSBA today released a brief survey, “Lame Duck Session Priorities” outlining small-businesses opinions on the key issues facing the remaining days of the 113th Session of Congress as well as general sentiment about Congress.
Lawmakers are facing a likely impasse over appropriations bills, unable to garner bipartisan or bicameral agreement on any of the 12 separate bills they are charged with approving, and dwindling work-days left in the session.