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Appropriations Committee: Government Workers

appropriations committee: The president would consider other options and the administration was looking at ways to find the money elsewhere, Sanders said, according to CTV. It was a turnaround after days of impasse. The White House set the tone when press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders indicated that Trump doesn't want to shut down the government, though just last week he said he'd be proud to do so. Without a resolution, more than 800,000 government workers could be furloughed or sent to work without pay beginning at midnight Friday, disrupting government operations days before Christmas. The chairman of the Appropriations Committee, Sen. One option that has been circulating on Capitol Hill would be to simply approve government funding at existing levels, without a boost for the border, as a stopgap measure to kick the issue into the new Congress next month. ( As reported in the news.