January 17, 2018 / 6:57 PM / 2 months ago

White House says it supports short-term government funding bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said on Wednesday it supports a short-term bill to fund the government and prevent a shutdown, even though its first preference would have been for a long-term deal.

The White House is seen from the South Lawn in Washington October 17, 2008. REUTERS/Larry Downing

“We do support the short-term CR,” White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders told reporters, referring to a so-called continuing resolution to fund government operations. “However, it is not our first choice. We’d still like to see a clean funding bill — a two-year budget deal.”

Reporting by James Oliphant; Writing by Tim Ahmann; Editing by Tom Brown

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