Ryan: House would back Feb. 8 funding bill

Ryan: House would back Feb. 8 funding bill
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Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanTrump clash ahead: Ron DeSantis positions himself as GOP's future in a direct-mail piece Cutting critical family support won't solve the labor crisis Juan Williams: Trump's GOP descends into farce MORE (R-Wis.) said Sunday that the House of Representatives would accept a Senate bill funding the government through Feb. 8, after it passed a measure to keep the government’s lights on through Feb. 16.

Ryan told CBS’s “Face the Nation” that the House will back a three-week funding bill from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellHouse Democrats grow frustrated as they feel ignored by Senate Democrats question GOP shift on vaccines Has Trump beaten the system? MORE (R-Ky.).

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“We have agreed that we would accept that in the House, and so we will see sometime today whether or not they have the votes for that. And that’s really where we are right now,” Ryan said.

The Senate late Friday failed to pass a short-term funding bill to keep the government open, causing a partial government shutdown to go into effect at midnight.

Ryan on Sunday echoed his fellow Republicans and the Republican National Committee in placing the blame for the shutdown on Democrats. 

“They blew up the negotiations that were already underway,” Ryan said. 

Democrats charge that President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump hails Arizona Senate for audit at Phoenix rally, slams governor Arkansas governor says it's 'disappointing' vaccinations have become 'political' Watch live: Trump attends rally in Phoenix MORE is to blame for the shutdown, which resulted after failed negotiations over immigration and health care.