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Congress Involved in Budget Battle

With just three business weeks remaining until the end of the month, Congress is focusing on adopting a budget for the new fiscal year, which begins October 1. Nevada County’s Representative Doug LaMalfa says over the next several days, they will be involved in the appropriations process, trying to reach an agreement between Republicans and Democrats, and the House and Senate…

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A Continuing Resolution is what would have to happen to fund the government if there’s no agreement through the appropriations process. If that happens, non budget-related items can be placed into those so-called ‘omibus’ bills. LaMalfa says he would do that if necessary, but he doesn’t want to…

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LaMalfa says Democratic leaders in the Senate have promised a vote on appropriations bills on the floor. That means even if both houses disagree, a conference committee might be able to work something out. Congress is expected to go on recess again in October, to allow campaigning for re-election. LaMalfa made these comments when he visited KNCO late last month.

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