Top 4 Leaders To Meet Ahead of Looming Government Shutdown


FILE - The U.S. Capitol is seen at sunrise, Feb. 7, 2024, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, FIle)
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Lawmakers are returning to Capitol Hill this week with just a handful of days to strike a deal to fund the government. Parts of the government will shut down Friday night if Congress fails to act.

With a full shutdown possible by March 8, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer on Sunday said leaders had not yet reached a compromise on spending bills, blaming House Republicans for the delay.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., speaks to reporters after a divided Senate passed an emergency spending package to provide send military aid to Ukraine and Israel, replenish U.S. weapons systems, and provide food, water and other humanitarian aid to civilians in Gaza, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Speaker Mike Johnson, meanwhile, blamed Democrats for making last-minute demands that he says are holding up negotiations.

This image from House Television shows House Speaker Mike Johnson of La., banging the gavel after he announced the House voted to impeach Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas over the Biden administration’s handling of the U.S-Mexico border, at the U.S. Capitol Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024, in Washington. (House Television via AP)

Schumer and Johnson, along with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Democratic Leader Hakeem Jeffries, will meet Tuesday with President Biden to discuss government funding and aid for Ukraine and Israel.

Click play to listen to the report from AURN White House Correspondent Ebony McMorris. For more news, follow @E_N_McMorris & @aurnonline.

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