Republicans postpone procedural vote on short-term funding deal

U.S. House of Representatives Republicans on Thursday postponed a procedural vote on a short-term funding deal to end the three-week government shutdown and avert a possible default on U.S. debt.


House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy said in a statement that the vote was delayed to allow more time for members to review the bill. A senior Republican aide confirmed the delay, saying the vote could occur late Thursday or early Friday.

The temporary spending bill would fund the government through mid-February and also provide a six-year extension of the Children’s Health Insurance Program. Democrats said the bill did not include enough funding for CHIP, as well as protections for young immigrants brought to the country illegally, known as “Dreamers,” something both they and President Donald Trump have said should be included in any bill.

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