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GOP Leaders Struggle to Avert Shutdown Following Fiery Rhetoric

  • Lawmakers face Jan. 19 deadline to keep government funded
  • Trump’s rejection of DACA compromise complicates debate
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Government Shutdown Deadline Looms
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Republican leaders in Congress are angling for another short-term funding measure to avert a government shutdown at the end of this week while trying to keep a dispute over immigration separate from their attempts to get agreement on spending priorities.

With government funding set to expire at the end of the day Friday, Republican leaders are weighing a bid to extend it until Feb. 16, a person familiar with the negotiations said. They also are considering attaching legislation that would reauthorize the Children’s Health Insurance Program, the person said.