Both House Democrats and Republicans are split over whether to support a $1.1 trillion spending bill that would keep the government open. Republicans emerged from a conference meeting Wednesday where the bill was presented predicting significant defections on their side of the aisle. Separately, House Democrats left their own meeting split over whether to support a bill crafted by House Republican appropriators, who negotiated with their Senate Democratic counterparts. House Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers (R-Ky.) predicted a majority in both parties would ultimately support the measure.
“I think there’ll be a majority on both sides,” Rogers said. Read More