Politics Pelosi says Democrats won't back short-term funding bill in Thursday vote

22:36  07 december  2017
22:36  07 december  2017 Source:   Reuters

Hill Republicans plan two week stopgap bill to avert shutdown

  Hill Republicans plan two week stopgap bill to avert shutdown House Speaker Paul Ryan announced Thursday plans to pass a short-term funding bill to keep the government open while budget talks continue for a longer-term solution. Ryan did not say how long the stopgap spending bill would last, but multiple aides expect it will last through the Friday before Christmas, December 22.In a preview of the coming fight, Ryan also called out the opposing party in his announcement, saying, "If the Senate Democrats choose to filibuster that, they will have chosen to shut the government down, something that we do not want to see.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi said on Thursday her party would not support a short - term government funding bill being brought up for a vote later in the day because it did not include any key Democratic priorities. Pelosi said Democrats were seeking funding for

Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi stopped short Thursday of saying she wouldn' t vote for a stop-gap spending bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security if Democrats and Republicans can' t reach an agreement for long- term funding in the next two weeks.

Nancy Pelosi holding a sign posing for the camera: House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi speaks about tax reform during a press conference on Capitol Hill in Washington © REUTERS/Joshua Roberts House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi speaks about tax reform during a press conference on Capitol Hill in Washington

House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi said on Thursday her party would not support a short-term government funding bill being brought up for a vote later in the day because it did not include any key Democratic priorities.

Pelosi said Democrats were seeking funding for fighting opioid addiction, veterans, the children's health program, community health centers, disaster funding and a fix for the problem of immigrants brought to the United States illegally as children.

Pelosi told a news briefing that "Democrats are not willing to shut government down," but she also said her members "will not leave here without a ... fix" to the problem of illegal immigrants who arrived in the United States as children.

(Reporting by Susan Cornwell; Writing by David Alexander; Editing by Eric Walsh)

McConnell vows the government will not shut down .
Republicans and Democrats are negotiating a budget deal to lift spending caps and a government spending packageSenate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell vowed Tuesday that the government would not shut down in the next few weeks as Democrats and Republicans negotiate year-end deals on government spending.

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