Dec 7, 2017

House Dems to oppose spending bill day before shutdown

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. Photo: Andrew Harnik / AP

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said that House Democrats will oppose a short-term spending bill on Thursday, according to The Hill.

Why it matters: Pressure is on Congress to get an extension on government spending before it expires on Friday afternoon, which would result in a government shutdown.

Dems are opposed because

Pelosi said the proposed two-week extension is "a waste of time," per The Hill, since it doesn't include protection for "Dreamers," funding for the opioid crisis, and more.

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