It all means Congress must reach another deal to prevent a government shutdown by Jan. 19. Lawmakers also likely have to solve the issue of whether to protect young immigrants losing the protection of an Obama-era program shielding them from deportation beginning in March.
Democrats may not agree to keep the government funded without a deal for the “Dreamers.”
“Jan. 19 is not going to be a fun day,” said House Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows (R-N.C.).
Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas), the No. 2 Senate Republican, compared the upcoming schedule to “Groundhog Day.”