The House and Senate will be voting on a two week federal funding extension which would keep the government fully funded giving the Republicans and Democrats a little more time to negotiate a deal.
This two week extension proposal was agreed upon after both Republicans and Democrats suspended congressional business after the death of former President George H.W. Bush.
Currently, twenty five percent of federal funding for government operations is set to run out on December 7th if the two week extension is not passed. By the end of the week, it is suspected that the two week extension proposal will pass in the House and will also be supported in the Senate to avoid a shutdown.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., have a planned meeting with President Trump on Tuesday to discuss a possible deal on funding the government before the deadline.
The major deal breaker between Trump and the Democrats on a budget deal is Trump’s must-have for $5 billion which would pay for more construction of a border wall at the U.S.-Mexico border. The Democrats are reluctant to spend the $5billion and are considering spending no more than $1.6 billion.
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