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US House Speaker Johnson unveils a two-step stopgap bill – media

Rep. Mike Johnson (R-LA) speaks during a television interview near the House floor at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., U.S., January 10, 2023. REUTERS/Sarah Silbiger/File Photo Acquire Licensing Rights
WASHINGTON, Nov 11 (Reuters) – U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Mike Johnson on Saturday announced a two-step temporary funding measure aimed at averting a partial government shutdown a week from now, U.S. media reported.
The measure employs an unorthodox structure that would provide funding for some segments of the federal government until Jan. 19 and for other agencies until Feb. 2, according to media reports. It was unlikely to win support from Democrats or the White House.
The Republican-controlled House and Democratic-led Senate have until Friday to enact temporary funding legislation, commonly known as a continuing resolution, to keep federal agencies open after current funding expires.
Stopgap measures, known as continuing resolutions or



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