Cantor: House will pass CR until Jan. 18, then omnibus

House Majority Leader Eric CantorEric CantorRepublicans who vow to never back Trump NRCC upgrades 11 'Young Guns' candidates Cruz, Kasich join forces to stop Trump MORE (R-Va.) said he expects the House to pass a short-term continuing resolution (CR) early next week, which will fund the government until Saturday, January 18.

"The expected … expiration of the CR will be Saturday the 18th of January," he said on the House floor.

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Cantor said he expects the House to pass this short-term spending bill as a suspension bill, the process used for non-controversial bills. Treating the short-term CR as a suspension bill means it will require a two-thirds majority for passage, which means Democratic support is needed.

Cantor outlined the plan in his weekly discussion with Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.). Hoyer responded by saying he's fine with the idea.

"I will support it on suspension, I urge my colleagues to support it on suspension," Hoyer said of the short-term spending bill.

Cantor said a CR lasting until Jan. 18 would give the Senate time to process the final omnibus bill. Earlier today, House Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers (R-Ky.) said he expects the $1 trillion omnibus would be introduced Sunday or Monday.

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