Politics

UPDATE: McConnell to Hold Vote on ‘Stopgap’ Budget Bill to Fund Government Until February

posted by Hannity Staff - 12.19.18

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell confirmed Wednesday that legislators will hold a key vote to fully fund the federal government through February 8th; a last-ditch effort to “ensure continuous funding for the federal government” and avert a partial shutdown.

“Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced Wednesday the Senate will consider a stopgap measure to continue funding the government and avert a shutdown later this week – but it won’t include President Trump’s desired $5 billion for border wall funding because of the ‘reality of our political moment,’” writes Fox News.

“Later this morning, we’ll introduce a continuing resolution that will ensure continuous funding for the federal government,” McConnell, R-Ky., said on the Senate floor. “The measure will provide the resources necessary to continue normal operations through February 8th.”

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.