House Minority Whip and incoming House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) said Monday that he expects Congress will pass a short-term funding measure to avoid a government shutdown Friday due to a lack of support for funding President Donald Trump’s border wall project.
“I think that we’re going to go ‘till the 21st, which is a two-week—” Hoeyer said on MSNBC.
“Merry Christmas to all of us,” MSNBC’s Kasie Hunt interjected.
“Ho, ho, ho,” Hoyer responded. “The grinch who stole Christmas is the Congress. It’s real a real shame.”
The government will shut down on Friday if agencies are not funded. Hoyer said he believed that “essentially, the Senate and the House have reached agreement on almost every issue — except the wall.”
"Ho, ho, ho": Hoyer predicts short-term measure to fund government through Dec. 21. pic.twitter.com/94ivX10Fxx
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