The Senate moved quickly Friday morning to advance a bill funding the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)  for the balance of the fiscal year, avoiding an agency shutdown. After cloture was invoked on a 68-31 vote (60 is required), the Senate quickly voted on the “clean” bill, which eliminates the President’s executive actions, and the measure was sent to the House for consideration.

But as the Senate was in action, the House was going in a different direction entirely, considering putting on the floor a three-week short term extension, funding the DHS until March 19.

At the time of  publication, action is still pending in both chambers as to whether the short term extension will pass.