Payam Javan: On November 14, the House is set to vote on Speaker Mike Johnson’s two-step stopgap spending bill aimed at preventing a government shutdown.
The bill requires Democrat support to pass and will be voted on under a suspension of rules, needing a two-thirds majority.
The move follows conservative opposition threatening to derail the bill in a procedural vote on November 13. Johnson presents the measure as part of his commitment to reform spending decisions in Congress, testing his ability to navigate a slim and contentious majority.
The bill aims to provide additional time for Congress to complete the necessary spending bills and avoid a government shutdown on November 17.