Lawmakers considering stopgap spending measure ahead of government funding deadline

Lawmakers are considering taking up a one-week spending bill to avoid a partial government shutdown by Frida...

Posted: Dec 3, 2018 12:05 AM
Updated: Dec 3, 2018 12:05 AM

Lawmakers are considering taking up a one-week spending bill to avoid a partial government shutdown by Friday, a move designed to put off a major showdown until after former President George H.W. Bush's funeral proceedings, according to a source briefed on the talks.

The idea comes as Congress will be out of session for part of the week because of the state funeral for Bush.

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Trump told reporters aboard Air Force One that he is willing to extend the deadline for funding the federal government to avoid a government shutdown.

"If they [congressional leaders] come to talk about an extension because of President Bush's passing, I would absolutely consider it and probably give it," Trump said.

Congress is trying to come up with how to deal with Trump's call for $5 billion to fund the wall on the US-Mexico border. The Washington Post was the first to report the discussion on a possible temporary spending bill.

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