As government shutdown looms, GOP pushing two-week extension

WASHINGTON D.C. – Funding for the government expires on Friday and Republicans are planning to bring a two-week spending measure to the floor.

House GOP appropriators released the continuing resolution (CR) on Saturday morning, which which fund the government through Dec. 22. This will give Republicans two extra weeks to try to negotiate a longer-term deal with Democrats.

Lawmakers in the House could vote on the short-term legislation as early as Wednesday.