The US House of Representatives voted to reject a stop-gap measure to renew Department of Homeland Security
funding for three weeks, leaving no clear path for the agency to avoid a partial shutdown after a midnight deadline.
The House voted 203-224 to reject the measure, which was aimed at keeping the domestic security agency fully operational while Republicans pursued their fight too maintain provisions to block President Barack Obama
's recent immigration orders. The Senate
earlier on Friday passed a $39.7 billion full-year funding bill for the agency without any immigration restrictions.