On Thursday, the government passed a stopgap spending bill. The temporary measure averts a partial shutdown but leaves some issues unresolved until the new year.
Among the issues still to be resolved is federal aid for victims of recent hurricanes and wildfires. The House on Thursday passed a separate $81 billion disaster relief bill, but the Senate did not immediately take it up amid Democratic objections.
The stopgap extends federal funding through Jan. 19 and provides temporary extensions of the Children’s Health Insurance Program, which has languished politically since it expired in October, a veterans health-care program and a warrantless surveillance program set to expire Jan. 1.
Also not addressed is the DREAM Act, which leaves young immigrants in limbo through the holidays.
The measure is expected to be the last vote of the year for Congress which is headed home for the holiday break leaving key battles still on the table for early 2018.
Trump is expected to sign the temporary measure into law before leaving for Mar-a-Lago Friday morning.