House conservatives press Johnson to attach border security to Senate funding bill

House conservatives are urging Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) to make last-minute changes to a stopgap funding measure, seeking to attach Republicans’ border security bill to the final text.

Members of the House Freedom Caucus met with Johnson on Thursday, just hours before the lower chamber is set to vote on a continuing resolution that would avoid a partial government shutdown over the weekend. Conservatives pressed Johnson to amend the resolution text to include House Republicans’ signature border bill, H.R. 2, in the final version of the funding extension — a request they said the speaker is “considering.”

“[Rep. Andy] Harris and I just went and spoke with the speaker about an opportunity to add border security to the continuing resolution for the four bills that would be impacted by this continuing resolution, and we believe that’s a win for the country,” Good told reporters. “It’s a
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