Congressional appropriators are reportedly preparing a $1.4 trillion omnibus spending bill to fund the government after the continuing resolution expires on Dec. 11.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Richard Shelby (R-AL) met this week with White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows and are confident that President Trump will sign an omnibus.
“We went over where we are as far as trying to put the omnibus together and we talked about some parameters between us and the House,” Shelby said. “I thought our meeting was very positive, and he indicated to me that the president and the administration, they want a bill and we do too, and so that’s good.”
Shelby and House Appropriations Committee Chair Nita Lowey (D-NY) are working toward an agreement this week on how much funding to allocate to each of the 12 government spending bills.
Shortly after House Democrats nominated Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) to continue her leadership role in the next Congress, Pelosi said, “We will pass an omnibus. We don’t want a CR, and we’re on a good path to do that.”