Johnson committed to passing appropriations bills as shutdown looms
The big picture: Lawmakers could either pass appropriations bills or a second stopgap measure, which would further extend the funding deadline and keep the government open.
- "We worked through the weekend on a stopgap measure," Johnson said. "We recognize that we may not get all the appropriations bills done by this deadline of Nov. 17 but we're going to continue in good faith."
What's next: The House is committed to passing 12 appropriations bills, Johnson said, rather than omnibus bills combining some of the funding items.
- "We believe [Washington] needs to be more accountable and transparent for the people," he said.
- Jan. 15 would be the next integral date if another stopgap measure is passed.