A report from the Los Angeles Times.
Congress hopes to avoid a government shutdown by swiftly approving a stopgap spending bill to allow negotiations to continue for another week on a longer-term funding deal.
But negotiators were still trying to narrow a few unresolved issues — including aid to Puerto Rico.
The concern is about Puerto Rico’s struggling Medicaid program, which is running short on funds and could lead to 900,000 residents losing healthcare coverage by the end of the year. Democrats want to provide Puerto Rico aid, but Trump called it a “bailout.”
Trump tweeted his concerns.