US House delays vote on $1.4 trillion government funding Bill

(From left) US Senator Mark Warner, Senator Joe Manchin and Senator Dianne Feinstein arrive for a procedural vote on defence spending authorisation legislation at the US Capitol in Washington Dec 11, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
(From left) US Senator Mark Warner, Senator Joe Manchin and Senator Dianne Feinstein arrive for a procedural vote on defence spending authorisation legislation at the US Capitol in Washington Dec 11, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - A planned vote on a US$1.1 trillion (S$1.4 trillion) Bill to keep the US government operating beyond midnight on Thursday has been delayed in order to give the House of Representatives' Republican leaders more time to shore up support for the Bill.

Mike Long, a spokesman for House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy said: "Leadership teams are still talking to their respective members.

"A vote is still planned for this afternoon."