House Introduces Short-Term Spending Bill to Keep Government Funded Through Jan. 19, 2018

Speaker of the House Rep. Paul Ryan

Speaker of the House Rep. Paul Ryan / Getty Images


The House has introduced a short-term spending bill that would fund the government through Jan. 19, avoiding a potential shutdown at the end of this week, CNBC reported.

The bill is "clean," which means it does not include any provisions that would prevent its passage.

"We're just bringing a clean, what we call a vanilla CR," said Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R., Wis.). "No games, no sneaky things. Just a CR to get us through this moment to get us into next year. It's as clean and simple as possible."

The bill includes $2.85 billion to fund the Children's Health Insurance Program and $750 million for community health centers and diabetes programs. It also includes $4.7 billion for the Department of Defense for missile defense programs and ship repair. The continuing resolution also extends FISA 702, a foreign surveillance warrant program.

The House is expected to vote on the measure Thursday.

"It remained unclear exactly what the Senate would do if the House passes the measure—offer a separate spending package, or just vote to send the House CR to President Donald Trump's desk before midnight on Friday," the article states.

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Ali Meyer is a staff writer with the Washington Free Beacon covering economic issues that expose government waste, fraud, and abuse. Prior to the Free Beacon, she was a multimedia reporter with where her work appeared on outlets such as Drudge Report and Fox News. She also interned with the Heritage Foundation and Pacific Research Institute. Her Twitter handle is @DJAliMeyer, and her email address is

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