The U.S. House of Representatives next week will pass a stop-gap funding measure to prevent a government shutdown for three days as negotiators try to finalize a $1 trillion spending bill, Republican Majority Leader Eric Cantor said on Friday.
Cantor said the "continuing resolution" would keep the government open past a midnight Wednesday deadline through Saturday, January 18. This will allow more time for the spending bill to clear often lengthy procedural hurdles in the U.S. Senate.
"We hope that they will finish their business by January 18th," Cantor said on the House floor.
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