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 TrumpTrump says he doesn't want NYT in the White House Veterans group backs lawsuits to halt Trump's use of military funding for border wall Schiff punches back after GOP censure resolution fails MORE's border wall.

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthyKevin Owen McCarthyHouse rejects GOP measure censuring Schiff Poll: 14 percent of GOP voters say Trump should be impeached Turkey sanctions face possible wall in GOP Senate 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 HoyerThis week: Tensions flare over Schiff, impeachment inquiry House Republicans 'demand the release of the rules' on impeachment Scalise, Cole introduce resolution to change rules on impeachment 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 FlakeVulnerable senators hold the key to Trump's fate Trump's GOP impeachment firewall holds strong How to survive an 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 MulvaneyTrump urges GOP to fight for him Bill Press: Mulvaney proves need for daily briefings Gingrich calls for eliminating White House press corps in wake of Mulvaney briefing MORE met with Senate Minority Leader Chuck SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerTurkey says soldier killed despite cease-fire in Syria Schumer calls for FDA to probe reports of contaminated baby food How Trump and Pelosi went from bad to worse MORE (D-N.Y.) and then with House GOP leadership, House Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark MeadowsMark Randall MeadowsMulvaney faces uncertain future after public gaffes Testimony from GOP diplomat complicates Trump defense Obama: Cummings showed us 'the importance of checks and balances' MORE (R-N.C.) and Rep. Jim JordanJames (Jim) Daniel JordanTrump urges GOP to fight for him Trump embarks on Twitter spree amid impeachment inquiry, Syria outrage Testimony from GOP diplomat complicates Trump defense 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.