Before making decisions about next year's budget, Congress will have to figure out what to do for the next seven months. A temporary spending bill to fund government operations, known as a continuing resolution, is set to expire on March 4. House Republicans plan to use the bill to cut $100 billion from the budget this year. The first steps on the legislation will be taken Monday evening, then the House Rules Committee meets to set the terms of floor debate for the measure.
The House tries again to extend several key provisions of the USA PATRIOT Act, a counter-terrorism surveillance law. An attempt to renew the law under a fast track procedure failed to secure the two-thirds majority necessary for passage last week. This time it will only require a simple majority to succeed.
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