January 18, 2018 / 12:01 AM / 4 months ago

Trump chief of staff thinks Congress will keep government funded - Fox News

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - White House Chief of Staff John Kelly said on Wednesday he believed Congress would pass a stopgap bill to keep the U.S. government funded ahead of a Friday deadline.

White House Chief of Staff John Kelly arrives for a meeting with House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., January 17, 2018. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

Kelly made the comment during an interview with Fox News, after Republican leaders in Congress proposed a stopgap bill that would fund the U.S. government through Feb. 16 and avert a shutdown, dealing a blow to Democrats who want such a measure to include immigration protections.

Reporting by Eric Beech; Writing by Eric Walsh; Editing by Peter Cooney

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