Congress eyes one-week stopgap, buying time for Covid relief talks before shutdown – NBC News
WASHINGTON Congress wants an extra week of time to negotiate government funding legislation and a coronavirus relief bill, according to lawmakers and aides familiar with negotiations.
The House is eying a vote Wednesday on a one-week continuing resolution to prevent a government shutdown, Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., said Monday.
It would move the Dec. 11 government funding deadline to next Friday, one week before Christmas.
The deadline extension will allow for another week of talks to find…