WATCH: House GOP to regroup Wednesday night on funding bill 

House GOP lawmakers are set to regroup on Wednesday evening to decide how to move forward with government funding ahead of a Friday deadline to prevent a shutdown.

GOP leaders changed their plans earlier in the day and dropped a bill that would have funded the defense department for the year but only temporarily fund the rest of the government.


They are now expected to support a stopgap measure that would not include ObamaCare language backed by Democrats. The language was also part of a deal the White House and Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) made with Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) to get her vote on the tax-cut bill.

Collins earlier on Wednesday said she would be satisfied if the health-care provisions were approved in January.

Vulnerable Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-Fla.) said he doesn’t want a government shutdown but would have a hard time voting for a bill that does not include a fix for the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals program, which is set to unwind in 2018.

By March, certain young immigrants known as “Dreamers” could lose their ability to remain in the United States.

“Anything can happen. This is Washington, D.C. It's late in the year. … I will not renege on my commitment to the Dreamers,” Curbelo said when asked if the government would shut down. 

Watch the video above to hear the lawmakers in their own words.