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

Sen. Mike RoundsMarion (Mike) Michael RoundsAmerica's newest comedy troupe: House GOP 'Mike Pounce' trends on Twitter after Trump slip at GOP retreat Conservatives offer stark warning to Trump, GOP on background checks 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 KingSenators fear Syria damage 'irreversible' after Esper, Milley briefing Overnight Defense: Dems grill Trump Army, Air Force picks | House chair subpoenas Trump Afghanistan negotiator | Trump officials release military aid to Ukraine Democrats grill Army, Air Force nominees on military funding for border wall 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 GrahamOvernight Defense: Trump weighs leaving some troops in Syria to 'secure the oil' | US has pulled 2,000 troops from Afghanistan | Pelosi leads delegation to Afghanistan, Jordan US troops leaving Syria cross into Iraq Graham says he's open-minded on supporting impeachment: 'Sure, I mean show me something that is a crime' 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.