article President Donald Trump is threatening to shut down the U.S. government unless Congress passes legislation to help him do that.
The administration is also threatening to cut off funding to the Department of Homeland Security unless lawmakers pass legislation to fund the agency.
The bill, which would make it easier for the president to issue an executive order that would temporarily ban the entry of people from six Muslim-majority countries, has garnered the support of Democrats and the White House.
Trump and his administration have been pushing the legislation for months, hoping to pressure Congress to approve a spending bill to help the U,S.
military combat the threat posed by the Islamic State.
The measure has gained support from Republicans in Congress, but some Republican senators have signaled they would not support it.
Some senators are now pressing for the bill to be blocked by a budget reconciliation maneuver that would effectively prevent it from being considered in the Senate, which has a 51-vote threshold.
The House passed the legislation on Wednesday and the Senate is expected to vote on the bill later this week.
The president’s administration has been trying to make good on a promise to shut the government, but it is still not clear if that will happen.
A spokeswoman for the Trump White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Trump on Thursday said he would not shut down government operations unless Congress passed legislation to provide him with the authority to do so.
“We’re going to keep doing what we’re doing,” Trump said in a statement.
“If we’re going down that road, we’re not going to have a government.”