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 TrumpNFL players stand in tunnel during anthem, extending protests 12 former top intel officials blast Trump's move to revoke Brennan's security clearance NYT: Omarosa believed to have as many as 200 tapes 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 HoyerClyburn: I'll run for Speaker if Pelosi doesn't have enough votes to win Clyburn says he would work to 'transform' Democratic Caucus as Speaker Poll: Republicans favor Scalise for Speaker; Dems favor Pelosi MORE (D-Md) on the future of ObamaCare. 




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