Republicans say Democrats are to blame, arguing they have held up agreement on a two-year deal to lift the 'spending caps' on how much money can be spent - Republicans want a big increase in funding for the military, while Democrats say they want an equal amount for non-defense projects.
But the idea of more spending - as much as $200-$300 billion over two years - does not sit well with some GOP fiscal hawks, who want no part of an increase in spending.
In the coming weeks, it’s expected that both parties will vote to spend hundreds of billions of dollars more over the next two years," said Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI). "These spending levels are unsustainable."
Complicating matters this week is that House Democrats have a party retreat on Thursday and Friday - just like GOP lawmakers did last week - that means the House can't wait until the last minute.
GOP rules require any bill to be posted ahead of time, so if that is done on Monday - that would mean a vote no earlier than Wednesday in the House.
It's expected the next stopgap measure would fund government operations into March, to give lawmakers more time - again - to reach agreement on the budget - as well as DACA.