Congress hopes to avoid government shutdown Thursday

WASHINGTON – Thursday Congress is moving toward averting a government shutdown again.

The Senate is offering a bill  to provide more stability, which will be  a two year outline to fund the government instead of weeks at a time.

Just hours before the funding deadline, Senator rand Paul is threatening to hold up the plan and is already facing an uphill climb in the House.

Conservatives are worried it adds too much to a tremendous national debt and democrats  are angry it does not include a fix for DACA.

The day after her marathon speech supporting dreamers, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi  says she’s voting no but not forcing her colleagues to join her.

House Speaker Paul Ryan is promising an immigration vote but with this condition:

“We will bring a solution to the floor- on the president will sign,” Ryan said.

Now, signs lawmakers on both sides are willing to vote on a less than perfect deal to keep the government running. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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