Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., predicts the Senate will approve legislation to ensure that military personnel will continue to receive paychecks in the event of a shutdown, The Hill newspaper reported Sunday.
Molly Hooper writes Kaine said in an interview with Fox News Sunday that lawmakers could decide on the bill when the Senate reconvenes Monday afternoon at 2 P.M.
“In all likelihood we will, we think it’s insufficient, it doesn’t cover the Department of Veterans Affairs and other important workers, but I don’t suspect it will be too controversial,” Kaine told the show.
He added the upper chamber intends to reject a House-approved government funding measure that seeks to delay the healthcare reform.
If Congress fails to send a bill to the President that both the Senate and House agree on by Tuesday, the government would shutdown.