Shutdown Update Day 12: House Prepares Bill to Re-Open Government >>

January 2nd, 2019

Shutdown Update Day 12: House Prepares Bill to Re-Open Government

The 116th Congress will be sworn in tomorrow afternoon, and the first order of business under the Democratic-controlled House will be re-opening the unfunded portions of the federal government.

Reports indicate that the House will pass a stopgap-funding bill by 7 PM tomorrow evening. It will fund most of the government through September, but kick DHS funding to February. The Senate has supported this funding arrangement and it should be able to pass. The House and Senate are both in session Tuesday through Friday of next week.

It remains to be seen if the President is willing to accept this deal. He tweeted at Leader Pelosi (D-CA) late Tuesday night indicating he was ready to negotiate, but also sticking to his position on the need for a wall.

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