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GOP Looking at Extending Government Funding Through March 23

  • Late-March date may raise alarms about nation’s debt ceiling
  • CBO says U.S. may run risk of debt default in early March
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House and Senate staff are working on a stopgap funding bill that would keep the government operating through March 23, though Republican leaders haven’t yet made a final decision on the plan, according to two Republican congressional aides.

Lawmakers have been working toward a vote on another temporary government spending bill early next week, before the current funding expires on Feb. 8.