House GOP approves waiving three-day rule for funding measure

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But, with less than two days before current government funding is set to expire, Republicans decided to waive the rule for a funding measure. They want to grant Speaker John BoehnerJohn Andrew BoehnerLobbyists race to cash in on cannabis boom Rising star Ratcliffe faces battle to become Trump's intel chief This little engine delivers results for DC children MORE (R-Ohio) enough flexibility to call up a bill as soon as it is available in order to avert a government shutdown set to begin Saturday, when a measure funding the government expires.

BoehnerJohn Andrew BoehnerLobbyists race to cash in on cannabis boom Rising star Ratcliffe faces battle to become Trump's intel chief This little engine delivers results for DC children MORE was scheduled to meet with President Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry Mason ReidHarry Reid: 'Decriminalizing border crossings is not something that should be at the top of the list' 2020 Democrats fight to claim Obama's mantle on health care Reid says he wishes Franken would run for Senate again MORE (D-Nev.) Wednesday night at the White House.

The official rule governing debate on the one-week measure states that House Republicans have until Sunday to call up a bill on the same day that it is available. It would allow members to call up a different short-term continuing resolution, as well as a long-term continuing resolution, on the same day.

The short-term continuing resolution could run for just a few days, to give Republicans time to consider a deal hashed out with Democrats.

The House is scheduled to consider the rule on Thursday.