Reid will introduce a last-ditch stopgap to avert shutdown

Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry Mason ReidLobbying World Mitch McConnell is not invincible Seven big decisions facing Biden in 2020 primary MORE (D-Nev.) said he will introduce a week-long stopgap spending measure on Friday in a last-ditch attempt to avert a government shutdown.

Reid told reporters Friday morning that negotiations with Speaker John BoehnerJohn Andrew BoehnerK Street giants scoop up coveted ex-lawmakers Trump adviser expected to leave White House, join Juul The Hill's 12:30 Report: McGahn inflames Dem divisions on impeachment MORE (R-Ohio) broke down over one issue: a policy rider defunding Planned Parenthood.

Sen. Charles SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerNo agreement on budget caps in sight ahead of Memorial Day recess Ex-White House photographer roasts Trump: 'This is what a cover up looked like' under Obama Pelosi: Trump 'is engaged in a cover-up' MORE (D-N.Y.) said the legislation would include an “emergency contingency pot” to fund U.S. troops involved in the conflicts in Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya. The bill, however, would not fund the full Defense Department through the rest of fiscal year 2011.

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Reid said he and BoehnerJohn Andrew BoehnerK Street giants scoop up coveted ex-lawmakers Trump adviser expected to leave White House, join Juul The Hill's 12:30 Report: McGahn inflames Dem divisions on impeachment MORE agreed to $38 billion in spending cuts for the rest of the fiscal year, $5 billion more than the target Senate and House appropriators were working toward earlier this week.

Reid said disputes over every other policy rider were solved after late-night discussions at the White House Thursday.

Funding for Planned Parenthood and Title X was the one outstanding issue Friday morning.

“The number had been agreed on, the only issue left was women’s health, Title X, that’s it. There was no other issue,” Reid said. “I want an agreement but this has been a moving target. But now we have come to realize the moving target is now focused [like] a bull’s-eye on women in America.

“We are not bending on women’s health,” he said. 

Republicans on Friday have insisted there is no deal, and that the size of the spending cuts is the sticking point.

Legislation approved by the House would eliminate funding for all of Title X, which does not pay for abortions. Title X last year received $317 million, with $75 million of those funds going to Planned Parenthood affiliates.