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 TrumpBooker hits Biden's defense of remarks about segregationist senators: 'He's better than this' Booker hits Biden's defense of remarks about segregationist senators: 'He's better than this' Trump says Democrats are handing out subpoenas 'like they're cookies' 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.

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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 HoyerHouse Democrats close to finalizing border aid bill House Democrats close to finalizing border aid bill Hoyer expects reparations bill to get a floor vote MORE (D-Md) on the future of ObamaCare. 

 

 

 

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