January 17, 2018 / 6:46 PM / 4 months 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.

Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) questions U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen during a hearing with the Senate Judiciary Committee on "Oversight of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security" on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., January 16, 2018. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

“I’m not gonna vote for a CR,” Graham, a backer of the bipartisan 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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