The House is preparing to take up a stopgap funding measure this week to avoid a government shutdown. Reports indicate the bill would provide a continuing resolution until November 21st, setting a new funding deadline right before members leave town for the Thanksgiving recess. Reports have also said the bill would reject the White House’s request to include legislative language to allow border fence construction, which could set up a fight with the President and Republicans in the Senate. The Senate, meanwhile, stumbled in its attempt to move forward with two appropriations bills last week but will try to advance a trio of bills before the end of this week.