According to sources in both the House and Senate, the House is likely to pass a short-term continuing resolution to fund the government beyond Saturday, when the current CR expires.
The omnibus measure, which the Senate was expected to move to later Thursday, may not have the votes to pass either chamber. In the Senate, support for the bill has eroded significantly over the last few days, and the longer it is stalled the harder it will be for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) to muster the 60 votes needed to break a GOP filibuster.
Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., takes a selfie with his cut-out head during the Hoops for Youth 16th annual charity basketball game held at George Washington University's Smith Center, September 8, 2014. The members of Congress team beat the lobbyist team 46-40. Buy photo here.