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.
Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., right, hugs Harold Schaitberger, General President of the International Association of Fire Fighters, after the Congressman spoke at the IAFF's Legislative Conference General Session at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, March 9, 2015. The day featured addresses by members of Congress and Vice President Joe Biden.