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

Sen. Mike RoundsMarion (Mike) Michael RoundsThe Hill's Morning Report - Progressives, centrists clash in lively Democratic debate Senate braces for brawl over Trump's spy chief Overnight Defense: Esper sworn in as Pentagon chief | Confirmed in 90-8 vote | Takes helm as Trump juggles foreign policy challenges | Senators meet with woman accusing defense nominee of sexual assault 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 Stanley KingNew intel chief inherits host of challenges Senators ask for committee vote on 'red flag' bills after shootings Top Democrat: 'Disqualifying' if Trump intel pick padded his résumé 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 warns Trump on Taliban deal in Afghanistan: Learn from 'Obama's mistakes' Appropriators warn White House against clawing back foreign aid Trump meets with national security team on Afghanistan peace plan 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.