“That’s an option. There are a lot of options. That’s one of them so we’ll see,” House Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers told Reuters after a closed-door meeting of senior Republicans on Monday. Rogers is pressing for a full-year spending bill for all agencies.
Senate Republicans are discussing similar proposals for a two-tier spending bill, with full-year funding for most agencies and short-term funding for agencies that would carry out the immigration order, a senior Senate Republican aide said.
Congress must pass a funding extension by Dec. 11 to avoid a government shutdown. Obama’s immigration order lifts the threat of deportation for some 4.7 million undocumented immigrants.