UPDATED 8:01 AM PT — Thurs. Dec. 6, 2018
A partial government shutdown will be avoided as the Senate joins the House to pass the stopgap spending bill.
The Senate and House both approved the resolution Thursday, and it will now head to the president’s desk.
The resolution would extend the deadline two weeks, keeping the government open until December 21, 2018. The original deadline was set for Friday.
This comes as President Trump is set to meet with Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer on Tuesday to discuss the budget.
One of the big sticking points is funding for the border wall as President Trump seeks five billion dollars toward its construction. Meanwhile, Democrats want to set aside under two billion dollars for the structure.