Congress must pass several bills in lame duck session

OAN Newsroom
UPDATED 11:08 AM PT – Sat. Nov. 24, 2018

Congress is tackling several high-priority issues on the docket to avoid a possible December shutdown.

A new Homeland Security bill in the House is attempting to secure $5 billion for the border wall up from 1.6 billion dollars that was approved in the 2018 fiscal year.

Conservatives are urging congressional leaders to pass a short-term funding bill to keep the federal government running past Dec. 9, but not for the fiscal year.

Members of Congress are hoping to revamp how federal funding is issued in an effort to streamline disaster funding, following several massive wildfires in California this year.

Congress is also mulling two bills in the House and Senate, tackling how Congress handles sexual harassment claims.

Lawmakers will have until December 7th to pass the legislations to avoid a shutdown.

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