KEY POINTS
  • House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., told CNBC's "Squawk Box" that the current Senate bill "does nothing to deal with the border security."
  • The Senate earlier this week introduced a bill that would keep the government open through Nov. 17, giving lawmakers more time to reach a deal on a larger budget plan.
  • Even still, McCarthy said he's hopeful a deal will be reached.
Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., talks with reporters about a possible government shutdown, border security, and other issues, outside his U.S. Capitol office on Tuesday, September 26, 2023.

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., on Thursday criticized a short-term Senate government funding bill — stoking more fears that a shutdown could take place — saying the measure would not bolster border security.

"I look at the current Senate bill that does nothing to deal with the border security. Don't take my word for it. The governor of Massachusetts declared a state of emergency," he told CNBC's "Squawk Box," while also noting New York City's increased spending on shelter for migrants.