What happened to the parties can NOT get together on anything?
Even MORE Interesting ?
The frame work is from ex-House Speaker Kevin McCarthy ‘s deal with Democrats earlier this year!….
Didn’t THAT rub the House RightWingNuts so hard that they voted McCarthy OUT of the Speakership?…
Lawmakers say Congress could be closing in on a top-line deal on overall government funding for most of next year, as the House and Senate race to reach a compromise in time to avert a shutdown next month.
Spending cardinals in both chambers Tuesday said they could receive a top-line spending level from leadership for Congress’s 12 annual government funding bills in the coming days, as Republicans and Democrats clamor to begin negotiations.
While Sen. Susan Collins (Maine), the top Republican on the Senate Appropriations Committee, said Tuesday that she’s not “directly involved” in the negotiations, she told The Hill she expects “them to be concluded this week.”
GOP appropriators on the House side have also said leadership indicated the number could come this week.
“Sometime this week, yeah,” Rep. Tom Cole (R-Okla.) told The Hill on Tuesday. “The Speaker said about midweek, so I think so.”
Pressed on whether leadership would have a top-line deal this week, however, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) told The Hill: “We’re working on it.”
Republicans in both chambers say they’re expecting the number to be close to the spending cap agreed to as part of the Fiscal Responsibility Act (FRA), the debt ceiling deal agreed to between then-Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) and President Biden earlier this year….
However, questions remain about where a side deal to yank back tens of billions of dollars in funding for Democratic initiatives greenlit in the previous Congress stands, as some conservatives object to a handshake agreement between GOP leaders and the White House to reinvest those dollars into nondefense programs….