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House GOP Pushes Plan to Avert Shutdown Without Democratic Support

  • Stopgap spending plan would keep government open until Feb. 16
  • Senate Democrats face decision on holding firm on immigration
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Bloomberg’s Jodi Schneider reports on a possible U.S. government shutdown.(Source: Bloomberg)
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House Republican leaders are pressing ahead with a plan to avoid a shutdown by temporarily funding the government for four more weeks but shutting out Democrats and their demands for a deal on immigration.

Speaker Paul Ryan and his leadership team were lining up support among House Republicans on Wednesday for a stopgap spending bill to keep the government operating through Feb. 16, setting up a likely vote in the House Thursday.