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Budget Freeze: Government Agencies

budget freeze: It's just not going to happen, said McConnell, R-Ky, according to Metro News. House GOP leaders unveiled a short-term plan over the weekend to avert a shutdown and keep the government open through Dec. 22. There's not going to be a government shutdown. The measure would buy time for bipartisan talks on a bigger budget agreement that would give the Pentagon and government agencies significant relief from a pending budget freeze. Democrats and a few Republicans have suggested they may not vote for government funding without the protections for tens of thousands of young immigrants, known as Dreamers, who are currently protected by an Obama administration program. Congress faces a Friday deadline to fund the government through the end of next September. ( As reported in the news.