The United States House of Representatives, dominated by Democrats, seeks to push two continuing resolutions (CRs) to temporarily reopen the government as shutdown over disputed border wall budget enters its 25th day.
House Appropriations Chairwoman Nita Lowey introduced two measures on Monday, the first of which seeks to provide funding for government bodies until February 1st and a second motion for funding until February 28th.
“These two new Continuing Resolutions offer President Trump and Senate Republicans additional options to end the shutdown while allowing time for negotiation on border security and immigration policy,” said Lowey.
House Democrats passed similar bills earlier this month. The Republican dominated Senate has, nonetheless, blocked all of them.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has vowed not to propose any funding which US President Donald Trump won’t sign.
“Let’s not get off on the wrong foot, with House…