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Congress has just five days (and really, just three full legislative days) until the start of a two-week spring break, leaving little time to put the finishing touches on a host of unresolved matters and to plan ahead for whatever lawmakers will grapple over once they return.

Bottom line: With votes scheduled this week on how to keep the government funded and how much to pay for government in the future, this is a week to pay for now and plan for later.

Here now is your trusty forecast of what to expect this week on Capitol Hill: