>> With the partial government shutdown threatening at midnight on Friday, lawmakers in Washington on Wednesday taking a step back from the brink.>> Mr. McConnell->> The Senate approving a two-month extension in federal funding without the money President Trump had demanded for his border wall. The measure will provide the resources the necessary to continue normal operations.
>> If approved by the House and signed by Trump, the stopgap measure would put on hold a raging dispute between Trump and the Democrats over funding for the wall.>> I will shut down the government, absolutely.>> Okay, fair enough.>> Trump had said he was willing to shut down the government to get his way, but had backed off Tuesday, saying he would look for other ways to find the money.
>> The President's asked every one of his cabinet secretaries to look for funding that can be used to protect our borders.>> Democrats such as Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer rejecting that idea.>> The administration cannot reprogram funds appropriated by Congress for the full wall, without our assent.
>> Trump says the wall is needed to keep out illegal immigrants and drugs. But Democrats and some Republicans are refusing to budge, saying border security can be achieved without a wall. The stopgap bill, which now goes to the House, will keep the government funded through February 8th.