Romney seeking consensus before possible government shutdown
Sep 29, 2023, 11:00 AM
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SALT LAKE CITY — Funding that fuels the U.S. government expires Saturday at midnight, but Sen. Mitt Romney is among those working behind the scenes to prevent a government shutdown from happening.
Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, is among the lawmakers trying to find a way around a shutdown. The Deseret News reports Romney is polling fellow senators to see what kind of stopgap measures they would support.
Romney said that a majority of Republicans have shown support for a continuing resolution that includes cutting billions of dollars in funds to Ukraine, used to fight the country’s war against Russia.
The stopgap measure would also cut billions more in funding, the Deseret News reported.
However, while the bill has the possibility to be fast-tracked to a vote in the Senate and get to the House before Saturday night’s deadline, it’s unlikely to make it through the House of Representatives. There, a handful of Republican lawmakers oppose any short-term funding measure.
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