The Congress and the Senate are trying to pass an extension on the short-term to avoid the shutdown of the government by the end of this week. This might help the negotiators to get a funding deal for a complete year.
The leader of the majority of the Senate, Chuck Schumer on his statement last Monday has said that the state senators must get ready to take a quick action in that short-term extension projected to get more time for the legislators for negotiation.
Chuck Schumer on the floor of the senate has also predicted a quicker response on one of the stopgap funding bills so that they can present the legislators with extended timeline to completely finish the funding bill before the start of this holiday season.
However, the negotiators are still under a lot of pressure to meet a wider funding of the full-year. Although in case of failing to do so, the legislators might try to pass their stopgap bill, namely Continuing Resolution for a year which is neither desired by the dems nor the rupubs.
Chuck Schumer Asked Senators To Be Prepared For Funding Stop-gap For A Week:
However, there is also another option for them and that is to hold the decision until the work resume in the house and the senate, however, by then the republicans might take over the house.
Richard Shelby, a senator from the Republican party, who is also counted as the top repubs on the Committee of Senate Appropriations, on Monday said that he is currently more hopeful than he was in the previous week about the potential of a deal for a funding package for the whole year, known on Capitol Hill as such an omnibus, but he remains “protected” as no deal has now been reached.