WASHINGTON—Senate Republicans are poised to block a Democratic bill that would both fund the government and raise the country’s borrowing limit, as the parties remain at loggerheads over the government’s finances just days before it runs out of money.

Senate Democrats are seeking to pass a House-approved stopgap measure that funds the government through Dec. 3, 2021 and suspends the debt limit through Dec. 16, 2022. They are moving to send the legislation to President Biden’s desk before the government’s current funding expires at 12:01 a.m. Oct. 1. Democrats have scheduled a procedural vote on the proposal for Monday night in the Senate, where it would need the support of at least 10 Republicans in the evenly split chamber to advance past a filibuster.

 

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