UPDATED 12:44 P.M. — Wed. January 17, 2018
Federal spending will run out soon, and the government could shut down.
House Republicans unveiled a short-term spending bill Tuesday night ahead of this Friday’s deadline.
The bill reauthorizes the Children’s Health Insurance Program for six years, but it does not meet Democrats’ demands for a legislative solution for DACA.
The temporary bill would keep the government open for the next four weeks, allowing more time for negotiations on DACA.
House Speaker Paul Ryan called on Democrats to vote for the bill for the sake of Americans.
“The real deadlines that occur this Friday are our men and women in uniform and children’s health insurance in many states that will run out of money, and so that is why it is just unconscionable to me that they would block funding for our military or cut off funding for these states that really will lose their funding for CHIP by playing these political games and tying them to unrelated issues,” stated Speaker Ryan.
The GOP needs Democrat votes for the temporary bill to pass in the Senate where Republicans have a slim 51 to 49 majority.
The White House says President Trump approves the newly released bill.