House to vote on Friday on stop-gap bill to avoid government shutdown

U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) exits the Great Hall at the Library of Congress after delivering a policy speech in WashingtonThe House of Representatives will vote on Friday on stop-gap spending legislation to extend a deadline for action and avoid a government shutdown, a House leadership aide said. U.S. lawmakers are negotiating a $1.15 trillion funding bill to pay for government operations through September, with the deadline for action Friday at midnight, when the existing spending authority expires.

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