A clean continuing resolution (CR). That term, along with 'the debt ceiling' and 'government shutdown,' has been talked about over and over again around the holidays, especially New Year's, over the past couple of years.

The drama has centered on the fact that partisanship has been incredibly high between Democrats and Republicans during this time. Both sides have argued over the importance of a balanced budget, while constituents have called out their lawmakers on whether they voted to raise the debt ceiling or not.

It's drama that we can do without during the holidays.

Well, U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell is predicting a clean CR. A continuing resolution is simply defined as a measure to fund the government at pre-approved levels without debating a new spending bill. A clean CR doesn't have anything attached to it, like defunding or delaying Obamacare.
"I think we’ll pass a clean CR which would operate the government probably into December and that will be the height of the drama," said McConnell in an interview on Fox Business.

Watch his comments below: