Republican senator to oppose GOP's short-term funding bill

Sen. Mike RoundsMarion (Mike) Michael RoundsSenate confirms eight Trump court picks in three days Senate approves stopgap bill to prevent shutdown Hillicon Valley: Facebook launches 'News Tab' | Senate passes bill to take on 'deepfakes' | Schumer outlines vision for electric cars MORE (R-S.D.) voiced his opposition to a short-term funding bill, known as a continuing resolution (CR) on Thursday as the threat of a government shutdown looms over Congress.  

"I agree with Angus, and that's the reason why I'm opposing the CR in its current form as well," Rounds told CNN's Chris Cuomo on "New Day," referencing Sen. Angus KingAngus KingHillicon Valley: FTC rules Cambridge Analytica engaged in 'deceptive practices' | NATO researchers warn social media failing to remove fake accounts | Sanders calls for breaking up Comcast, Verizon Bipartisan senators call on FERC to protect against Huawei threats Hillicon Valley: House passes anti-robocall bill | Senators inch forward on privacy legislation | Trump escalates fight over tech tax | Illinois families sue TikTok | Senators get classified briefing on ransomware MORE's (I-Maine) comment that continually passing CRs as opposed to full budgets is "no way to govern." 

"For me, it's a matter of defense and it's a matter of trying to make sure in the future the message is 'let's get our work done on time,'" he continued. 


"It's been 44 years since we actually had a budget act that was workable and in the last 44 years, in only three cases have we actually got this budget and the appropriations done on time," he said.

Rounds and King join Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamGraham: FBI investigation in 2016 turned into a 'criminal conspiracy' This week: House impeachment inquiry hits crucial stretch Senate braces for brawl on Trump impeachment rules MORE (R-S.C.) in coming out against the measure.

House Republicans proposed the plan which would avoid a government shutdown by keeping the government funded through mid-February.

The measure includes a six-year extension of funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and delays three ObamaCare taxes.

However, conservative House Republicans in the Freedom Caucus have threatened to come out against the measure unless a conservative immigration bill is put on the floor.