KICKING THE CAN

Congress Passes Two-Week Funding Extension

The House and Senate on Thursday passed a two-week continuing resolution to fund the government for two weeks. The government was set to run out of money on Friday. The stopgap extension gives congressional leaders more time to negotiate year-end legislative actions. President Donald Trump met with the top four congressional leaders earlier Thursday, which the top Democrats in the Senate and House said yielded no agreement, “but discussions continue.” Some Senate Democrats have said they will vote against a year-end spending bill if the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is not dealt with, a move that could threaten a government shutdown if enough Democrats join them.