March 23, 2018 / 3:43 PM / 10 months ago

No plans for U.S. House special session on funding bill-senior aide

WASHINGTON, March 23 (Reuters) - U.S. House of Representatives leaders have no plans to call members back to Washington for a special session in response to President Donald Trump’s surprising threat to veto legislation funding the government and averting a federal shutdown, a senior House aide said on Friday.

The House and Senate have begun a two-week spring recess after hurriedly passing in the past 24 hours a $1.3 trillion government funding bill, assuming Trump would sign it into law and avoid shutdowns at midnight when existing funds expire.

But in a tweet Friday, Trump threatened to kill that bill with a veto. (Reporting By Richard Cowan Editing by Bill Trott)

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