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U.S. House could accept bill extending government funding for 3 weeks

From CBC - January 21, 2018

U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryansaid on Sunday that the House of Representatives would accept abill funding the government through Feb. 8 and ending thecurrent shutdown of federal agencies, if the Senate can pass themeasure.

"We have agreed that we would accept that in the House," Ryansaid on CBS's Face the Nation. "So we will see sometime todaywhether or not they have the votes for that [in the Senate]."

Senate Republican leaders have said the chamber will vote onthe measure to fund the government through Feb. 8 at 1 a.m. ET onMonday, unless Democrats agree to hold the votesooner.

U.S. President Donald Trumpsaid on Sunday that if the government shutdown stalematecontinued, Republicans should ensure that fundingby changingSenate rules, which currently require a super-majority forappropriations bills to pass.

"The Dems[Democrats]just want illegal immigrants to pourinto our nation unchecked. If stalemate continues, Republicansshould go to 51 per cent (Nuclear Option) and vote on real, long term budget," Trump said on Twitter.

Great to see how hard Republicans are fighting for our Military and Safety at the Border. The Dems just want illegal immigrants to pour into our nation unchecked. If stalemate continues, Republicans should go to 51% (Nuclear Option) and vote on real, long term budget, no C.R.s!

@realDonaldTrump

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