“I think everyone is reluctantly looking at this as probably the most practical solution,” concurs Democratic Rep. John Delaney of Maryland, who is considering voting for Boehner’s proposal. “I do not want to have a government shutdown … If that’s where we end up I don’t think the president should veto it.”

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi opposes the measure, but House Democrats said she hasn’t been whipping against it behind the scenes. Still, several Democrats told TIME they wouldn’t vote for the proposal.

“I hate to give in to their whining,” said Kentucky Democratic Rep. John John Yarmuth of Kentucky, adding that he’ll “probably” vote no. “It doesn’t make any sense to me that we would fund an important agency like that on a piecemeal basis and just having to waste time going through another exercise three months from now.”