Republicans release short-term bill to avert shutdown until Oct. 31

With less than two weeks before the federal government runs out of money, House Republicans unveiled a stopgap funding bill on Tuesday that would keep the government open until Oct. 31.

The bill, which was drafted by a group of far-right and centrist Republicans, also includes provisions to suspend the debt limit until Dec. 16 and to ban vaccine mandates for federal workers and contractors.

However, the bill faces an uncertain fate in the House, where Democrats have rejected any attempts to link the funding and debt issues.

The bill also has no chance of passing in the Senate, where Democrats have the majority.


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