Congress Unveils $1.1 Trillion Plan To Avoid Gov. Shutdown
Tuesday's $1.1 trillion bill is Congress's best hope to avoid another government shutdown, but it will take some luck to get through in time.By Jay Strubberg | December 9, 2014
Congressional leaders have tried to assure us there won't be another government shutdown, and Tuesday the House unveiled a $1.1 trillion spending bill it hopes to pass before the Thursday deadline.
According to The Washington Post, the Republican-crafted legislation includes funding for military support against ISIS and to help battle the Ebola epidemic in West Africa. It also reportedly makes "modest cuts" to the EPA, IRS and provides no extra money for the Affordable Care Act.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said, "American people certainly ... shouldn't be facing another government shutdown. ... No one wins from these cliffhanger fights that we're having. People that lose are the American people." (Video via Fox News)