Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader
"And he, I would say to all my colleagues as indicated, he's prepared to sign the bill. He will also be issuing a national emergency declaration at the same time. And I've indicated to him that I'm going to prepare, I've got to support the national emergency declaration."
The Trump administration would avoid the financial turmoil of about 800,000 federal workers working without pay or going on unpaid leave because of another partial government shutdown. But the national emergency declaration could create more complications with potential lawsuits over Trump’s authority as president to make such a move. Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said White House is prepared for such legal challenges