The White House reversed its stance on a House Republican government funding proposal initially deemed 'unserious,' endorsing it to avoid a government shutdown and funding cuts.

Initially dismissing the House Republican government funding proposal, the White House reversed its position within days, endorsing the bill which passed the House and is anticipated to clear the Senate. The measure secures funding through January and February, averting a shutdown but leaving key Defense and Ukraine aid funding unresolved, leading to a complex situation with multiple funding deadlines. This shift aims to maintain government operations and prevent funding cuts amid the first budget negotiation with a new House speaker.