Federal agencies appear likely to receive stopgap funding at the end of the week, with lawmakers and the White House signaling they need more time to avoid a partial government shutdown.
Negotiations over full-year funding for fiscal 2019 were stalled by the death of President George H.W. Bush, whose casket will be held at the Capitol from Monday evening until his funeral on Wednesday. Lawmakers agreed to a two-week continuing resolution to expire Dec. 21, according to multiple aides, with the House set to approve the measure this week by unanimous consent. Trump, who had taken a hard line over the spending to demand it include $5 billion for his proposed wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, said over the weekend he would likely sign a stopgap bill.