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Meadows Bashes McConnell’s Short-Term Funding Bill Proposal as Early ‘Christmas Present’ For Dems

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North Carolina Republican Rep. Mark Meadows criticized Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s recommendation of a short-term funding bill that would fund the government until Feb. 8, as funding is set to expire Friday.

In a tweet, shortly after McConnell announced his idea for funding on the Senate floor, Meadows said pushing the funding on a continuing resolution would be a Christmas present for Democrats, as well as a Valentine’s Day gift, saying the border wall would not be built and that now is the “time to fight.”

Meadows comments come as McConnell announced Wednesday he would be introducing a short-term funding bill that would fund the government until Feb. 8, as funding is set to expire Friday.

Funding for the government was set to expire on Dec 7. However, the House passed a two-week resolution to avoid a government shutdown by unanimous consent in a voice vote, meaning members did not have to be present for the vote. The bill was then approved by the Senate, which is in session, funding the government until Dec. 21.

If approved, McConnell’s bill will fund the government until Feb. 8 and give both sides more time to work out their differences on the border wall. However, Democrats will maintain control of the House beginning Jan. 3.

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