THIS WEEK IN DC
Congressional Republicans are poised to send their historic package of individual and business tax cuts to President Trump's desk before Christmas and also plan to pass a new stopgap funding bill that could include disaster aid to growers hammered by this year's hurricanes.
The House could vote on the 503-page Tax Cuts and Jobs Act as soon as Tuesday, sending it to the Senate for the final vote. GOP leaders appear to have locked up the necessary majorities in both chambers.
Lawmakers also must reach agreement this week on a stopgap funding bill to keep the government running into January, when GOP leaders hope to pass an omnibus spending bill for the rest of fiscal 2018, which began Oct. 1.
The new continuing resolution, which must be passed before Saturday, is expected to contain a new round of aid to victims of this year's hurricanes, and that assistance is likely to include $1.5 billion to $2.5 billion for Florida citrus growers and other producers, according to a congressional source familiar with development of the bill.
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