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Congress goes on break again after failing to pass spending bills


Congress went on break for another six weeks without acting on funding for Indian Country.

Instead, lawmakers on Wednesday night gave final approval to a "continuing resolution" that keeps the federal government running through December 9. The move averts a shutdown and came ahead of a deadline of October 1, which marks the start of fiscal year 2017.

"I have said many times before, a continuing resolution is a last resort. But, it is what we must do to fulfill our congressional responsibility to keep the lights on in our government," Rep. Hal Rogers (R-Kentucky), the chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, said in a statement.


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