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Time is running short for Congress to avoid another shutdown once funding runs out after Thursday.

The vote comes roughly three weeks after the government closed for three days amid a fight over the fate of the participants in an Obama-era immigration program.

But GOP leadership appears confident Democrats won’t risk another shutdown, after they folded last month on their demand to link immigration policy to a must-pass bill.

“I don’t think we’ll see a threat [of a] government shutdown again over this subject. One of my favorite old Kentucky country sayings is ‘there’s no education in the second kick of a mule,’ and so I think there will be a new level of seriousness here trying to resolve these issues,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) told reporters.

A retreat for House Democrats is slated to begin Wednesday, which may help grease the skids for passing another temporary stopgap measure to keep the government open in time.

A vote in the House is expected Tuesday, per a Republican aide.

The continuing resolution is expected to fund the government through March 23, according to two sources, but the date hasn’t been finalized.

This week: Congress races to prevent another shutdown

Time is running short for Congress to avoid another shutdown once funding runs out after Thursday.


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