House Democrats hope to pass funding bill to avert shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats controlling the House hope to pass a government-wide temporary funding bill that would keep federal agencies fully up and running into December and prevent a partial shutdown of the government at the end of this month.

But a dispute over farm subsidies is threatening to delay passage of the measure.

Democratic leaders left out a provision requested by President Donald Trump and backed strongly by Capitol Hill Republicans that would give the administration continued immediate authority to dole out Agriculture Department farm bailout funds.

Democrats from farm country are reluctant to approve the measure Tuesday without the GOP-backed provision. Still, there’s little sentiment in Congress for a government shutdown.