What to expect on Capitol Hill this week amid mad dash toward government shutdown

The House and Senate are set to return to Capitol Hill on Tuesday as lawmakers scramble to avoid a government shutdown just four days before federal funding is scheduled to lapse.
Congress has until Sept. 30 to pass the budget for the next fiscal year, after which the government will run out of money and shut down until a deal is made. By then, lawmakers must advance 12 individual appropriations bills in each chamber before sending their final product to the president’s desk for approval, setting the stage for an arduous process as House Republicans and Senate Democrats disagree on overall spending numbers.
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It’s unlikely the House or Senate will be able to advance all 12 appropriations bills and negotiate a compromise before the shutdown deadline, prompting some lawmakers to consider a continuing resolution that …