House Speaker Paul Ryan told CNBC on Thursday that Congress will push to pass a “clean” short-term funding bill to avert a midnight Friday government shutdown.
“We’re just bringing a clean, what we call vanilla CR — no games, no sneaky things. Just a continuing resolution to get us through this moment to get us into next year,” Ryan said on “Squawk Box.” “It’s as clean and simple as possible. It’s what the Senate on both sides of the aisle are asking us for.”
“But I could see the Democrats trying to play some procedural games on the floor today. That may happen,” the Wisconsin Republican said.
A bill unveiled by the House on Thursday would fund the government through January 19. If Congress cannot pass a funding measure, the government will shut down this weekend.