House Approves Two-Week Spending Bill to Avert Government Shutdown

President Donald Trump said Wednesday that a government shutdown'could happen and it will be Democrats fault if it does

Spokesmen for House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said GOP leaders "stressed the need to address border security, interior enforcement and other parts of our broken immigration system", adding that the tricky immigration issue "should be a separate process and not used to hold hostage funding for our men and women in uniform".

Ryan said he hoped the White House meeting would reignite bipartisan negotiations on lifting defense and non-defense spending caps but cautioned "it's going to take time".

"We will not leave here without a DACA fix", House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said.

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Ahead of the White House meeting, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said Democrats are working in "good faith" toward a year-end deal that meets some of their priorities, including equal boosts in funding for non-defense and defense programs and a measure protecting young undocumented immigrants from deportation.

Once the two-week spending bill is signed, lawmakers will move on to the far more contentious task of passing a longer-term spending bill before December 22, when Thursday's bill expires. "We're taking them at their word", House Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows, North Carolina Republican, said.

The House passed the bill 235-193, with 18 Republicans voting no and 14 Democrats voting yes, and the Senate passed the bill soon after 81-14, with six Republicans, seven Democrats and one independent who caucuses with the Democrats (Bernie Sanders of Vermont) voting no.

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Republicans have majorities in both chambers of Congress, but they can not pass spending bills alone.

Mattis and Mulvaney are seen on Capitol Hill as the pivotal figures in an internal clash within the Trump administration over whether to cut a deal with Democrats to hike domestic spending to secure an increase in the military budget.

Schumer denied that Democrats are eager to force a confrontation. The measure also makes money available to several states that are running out of funds for the Children's Health Insurance Program, a widely popular program that provides medical care to more than 8 million children. But that could win votes from House Democrats, sidelining the conservatives.

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"We expect a clean [continuing resolution] to pass with Democratic support", White House press secretary Sarah Sanders told reporters Thursday.

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