Lawmakers offer stopgap bill to avert shutdown
Congressional leaders introduced a two-week funding bill Monday to avert a partial government shutdown over President Donald Trump’s border wall, as business in the Capitol came to a standstill for ceremonies honoring former President George H.W. Bush.
The stopgap measure would keep the government funded through Dec. 21, two weeks after a Friday deadline when funding for part of the government, including the Department of Homeland Security, is set to expire.
The measure comes as Trump on Monday pressured Democrats to fund his promised border wall.