Struggle in House on bill to avoid looming federal shutdown – AOL News

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans are struggling to pass legislation that would avoid a partial government shutdown threatened at week’s end, with members of the hard-right House Freedom Caucus urging President Donald Trump to insist on money for the border wall with Mexico.But with a partial federal stoppage looming Saturday and lawmakers eager to return home for the holidays, resistance could crumble quickly to a short-term spending bill that keeps the government running through Feb. 8. The Senate passed the bill by a voice vote Wednesday.The White House has indicated that Trump was open to reviewing whatever Congress could send him, but the president did not immediately weigh in on the short-term spending plan.

Source: Struggle in House on bill to avoid looming federal shutdown – AOL News

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