In this image from House Television video, House Speaker Paul Ryan addresses a hushed and packed chamber hours after the shooting of  Representative Steve Scalise, June 14, 2017, Ryan said, "We are united in our anguish. An attack on one of us is an
In this image from House Television video, House Speaker Paul Ryan addresses a hushed and packed chamber hours after the shooting of Representative Steve Scalise, June 14, 2017, Ryan said, "We are united in our anguish. An attack on one of us is an

WASHINGTON - The chairman of the House Appropriations Committee on Wednesday introduced a bill to fund the government until January 19 while Congress works on longer-term legislation, the panel said in a statement.

The bill unveiled by Representative Rodney Frelinghuysen, a New Jersey Republican, would fully fund defense programs for all of fiscal 2018 and includes money for the Children's Health Insurance Program, the statement said.

Congress must pass a funding bill by December 23 to prevent a partial government shutdown.