President Trump took Congress by surprise on Thursday when he announced he would veto a temporary spending measure that did not include funding for a southern border wall.  Earlier that day, Congress passed a temporary spending measure, often referred to as a continuing resolution, which would extend the deadline to February 8, 2019 to pass a budget for a number of federal agencies and programs for Fiscal Year 2019.  

Washington is now preparing for a partial government shutdown that could last through the holiday break.