Dec. 1 (Bloomberg) — House Republicans are readying a proposal to fund the government through September 2015, a party aide said, as some lawmakers debate whether to use the bill to respond to President Barack Obama's immigration orders.

Republicans are considering whether to hold up immigration- related sections of the funding measure in an attempt to scale back Obama's initiative. House Republicans are expected to discuss options for challenging Obama's orders during a private meeting tomorrow. Congress must pass funding legislation by Dec. 11 or risk a partial government shutdown.

House negotiators made significant progress on a full-year funding bill over the Thanksgiving holiday though no final decisions have been made, the aide said. Leaders expect to bring the measure to the floor next week, said the aide, who sought anonymity to describe the private talks.

The latest fiscal year began Oct. 1, and the government has been operating on temporary funding scheduled to run out Dec. 11. House Speaker John Boehner and other leaders have said Republicans won't create a repeat of the 16-day partial government shutdown in October 2013, which resulted from Republican insistence on defunding Obamacare.

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