Listen: Congress averts government shutdown, and today's latest news

Listen: Congress averts government shutdown, and today's latest news
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The Senate approved a stopgap spending bill late Thursday, preventing a government shutdown just before Christmas and marking the end of its first year under President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump appears to confirm deal on Chinese firm ZTE Judge rejects Manafort's attempt to throw out some charges Dem: Trump’s policy of separating children, parents at border ‘would shock Jesus’ MORE.

But lawmakers are likely to return to a set of difficult challenges in January. The bill postponed until 2018 decisions about the budget, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and health care, setting up for another fight ahead of Jan. 19.

In today's AM View, Alexis Simendinger discusses what government funding debates await in the new year and more of today's news.


Today's show also offers a preview of Saturday's episode of The Hill's Power Politics podcast, which features a conversation with House Minority Whip Steny HoyerSteny Hamilton HoyerThree House Dems say they'll oppose immigration floor vote over possible wall funding House approves 'right to try,' sends bill to Trump's desk Hillicon Valley: Mnuchin urges antitrust review of tech | Progressives want to break up Facebook | Classified election security briefing set for Tuesday | Tech CEOs face pressure to appear before Congress MORE (D-Md) on the future of ObamaCare. 




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