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 TrumpThorny part of obstruction of justice is proving intent, that's a job for Congress Obama condemns attacks in Sri Lanka as 'an attack on humanity' Schiff rips Conway's 'display of alternative facts' on Russian election interference 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 HoyerHouse Dem dismisses impeachment push: 'I'd rather defeat' Trump at ballot box Democrats renew attacks on Trump attorney general Impeachment? Not so fast without missing element of criminal intent MORE (D-Md) on the future of ObamaCare. 




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