Lawmakers have until Dec. 9 to pass a stopgap spending bill to keep the government running until President-elect Donald Trump is sworn in. But Trump has asked that the temporary spending bill be extended to March 31, a delay that would keep government funding at current levels. That would, among other things, constrain the Pentagon, explain CQ Roll Call's Budget and Economics Editor Jane Norman and Managing Editor Adriel Bettelheim. Listen to find out more.
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This abrogation of our responsibilities called a continuing resolution would shortchange American troops https://t.co/tltk9r63Fj— John McCain (@SenJohnMcCain) November 18, 2016
Pentagon Warns Republican Plan For Stopgap Spending Bill Could Hurt Terrorism Fight, via @johnmdonnelly https://t.co/V4QWJ4s4ZX — Jennifer Shutt (@JenniferShutt) November 23, 2016
Exclusive: Pentagon Warns CR Could Harm Terrorism Fight [$] https://t.co/eMxNbntlJK via @johnmdonnelly pic.twitter.com/DNxBCQzaLx — CQ Now (@CQnow) November 22, 2016