House adjourns without clear path to avert shutdown

The House adjourned on Friday evening without a clear path forward on a deal to avert a partial government shutdown, as lawmakers continue to wrestle over funding for President TrumpDonald John TrumpNew EPA rule would expand Trump officials' powers to reject FOIA requests Democratic senator introduces bill to ban gun silencers Democrats: Ex-Commerce aide said Ross asked him to examine adding census citizenship question MORE's border wall.

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthyKevin Owen McCarthyTop Trump ally says potential Amash presidential bid could be problematic in Michigan Ocasio-Cortez on concentration camp remarks: Liz Cheney, GOP 'manipulating pain for political purposes' GOP rep: Trump needs to retaliate against Iran to deter other hostile nations MORE (R-Calif.) has advised members that there are currently no votes scheduled for Saturday but lawmakers should stay in town as Congress barrels toward a partial government shutdown.

The California Republican said he will provide members with "ample" warning time before they call another vote on government funding, which is set to expire at midnight Friday for a number of key agencies and departments.

McCarthy later told reporters he is advising members to stay in town while they wait to see the outcome of negotiations in the Senate, where there are also no more votes expected on Friday night before the shutdown deadline.


“I don’t see more votes until the Senate acts,” McCarthy said on the House floor on Friday. His comments came after Minority Whip Steny HoyerSteny Hamilton HoyerDemocrats give Trump trade chief high marks Hispanic Caucus seeks to retain voice in House leadership GOP lawmakers want Mulvaney sidelined in budget talks MORE (D-Md.) requested guidance on timing of a possible vote.

Lawmakers are attempting to hash out a deal that would fund about 25 percent of the federal government amid diverging views over providing funding for President Trump’s requested border wall.

The House passed legislation Wednesday evening that would provide $5.7 billion in border security and border wall funding. But the measure does not have the support needed to make it through the Senate.

"There is no path forward for the House bill," Sen. Jeff FlakeJeffrey (Jeff) Lane FlakeJeff Flake becoming Harvard fellow Democrats needle GOP on standing up to Trump Amash gets standing ovation at first town hall after calling for Trump's impeachment MORE (R-Ariz.) said on the Senate floor on Friday evening.

The scheduling announcement came after Vice President Pence and White House acting chief of staff Mick MulvaneyJohn (Mick) Michael MulvaneyOn The Money: Sanders unveils plan to wipe .6T in student debt | How Sanders plan plays in rivalry with Warren | Treasury watchdog to probe delay of Harriet Tubman bills | Trump says Fed 'blew it' on rate decision The Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump targets Iran with new sanctions Top Democrat accuses White House of obstructing review related to Trump-Putin communications MORE met with Senate Minority Leader Chuck SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerMcConnell-backed Super PAC says nominating Roy Moore would be 'gift wrapping' seat to Dems McConnell vows to 'vigorously' oppose Moore's Senate bid Pelosi: Trump delay on Harriet Tubman is 'an insult to the hopes of millions' MORE (D-N.Y.) and then with House GOP leadership, House Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark MeadowsMark Randall MeadowsGOP moves to block provision banning use of Defense funds for border wall Darrell Issa eyes return to Congress Oversight Republicans: 'Hundreds' of migrants in caravans have criminal histories MORE (R-N.C.) and Rep. Jim JordanJames (Jim) Daniel JordanOversight Republicans: 'Hundreds' of migrants in caravans have criminal histories Cummings requests interview with Census official over new allegations on citizenship question House Oversight Republicans release parts of Kobach, Trump officials' testimony on census citizenship question MORE (R-Ohio) in an attempt to find a path forward.

Pence and Mulvaney were headed back over to the Senate from the House side on Friday evening, but there was still no clear outcome on a potential deal.

Senators agreed to advance the House-passed funding bill on Friday evening as part of a last-ditch effort to make room for negotiations on how to prevent the partial shutdown.

Updated: 5:24 p.m.