Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said Wednesday morning that Republicans would introduce a continuing resolution to keep the government funded through Feb. 8.
Later this morning, we’ll introduce a continuing resolution that will ensure continuous funding for the federal government. The measure will provide the resources necessary to continue normal operations through February 8th.
— Leader McConnell (@senatemajldr) December 19, 2018
Earlier Wednesday, the White House signaled it was open to a short-term solution to avert a government shutdown, according to the Washington Post. White House counsellor Kellyanne Conway told reporters the administration would “certainly” consider a continuing resolution.