January 17, 2018 / 6:56 PM / a month ago

Republican Senator Graham says 'no' to stopgap funding bill - Politico

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Republican Senator Lindsey Graham said on Wednesday he would not vote for a Republican “continuing resolution” stopgap bill to fund the government temporarily and avert a partial shutdown this week, a Politico reporter said on Twitter.

“I’m not gonna vote for a CR,” Graham, a backer of the bipartsan Senate immigration deal President Donald Trump rejected last week, was quoted as saying. Republicans who control Congress were working on a stopgap bill to fund the government through Feb. 16.

Reporting by Makini Brice; Writing by Doina Chiacu; Editing by Jonathan Oatis

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