House leaders unveiled a $1.1 trillion spending bill Tuesday night that would avert a partial government shutdown while delaying a fight over President Obama’s immigration actions until early 2015.
The GOP-led House Appropriations Committee released the plan, which would keep most of the government funded through September 2015, following days of backroom negotiations.
The government technically runs out of money at midnight Thursday. The narrow window raises the likelihood that lawmakers will have to pass a stopgap spending bill to buy time.
The main spending bill next will go to the chamber’s rules committee to be prepared for debate and a likely full House vote by Thursday.
The bill finances the day-to-day operations of every Cabinet department, provides more than $5 billion of President Obama’s $6.2 billion request to combat Ebola at home and abroad, and allocates money to conduct overseas military operations, including funds to fight Islamic State extremists.
However, the plan would only fund the Department of Homeland Security through Feb. 27, 2015. That is a move by House GOP leaders to tee up a debate in early 2015 over the president’s recent executive action that could suspend deportation for as many as 5 million illegal immigrants.
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