Congress Returns With Just Days To Avoid Shutdown

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The American flag flies outside the U.S. Capitol before sunrise in Washington on Tuesday. President Donald Trump was to give his first State of the Union speech on Tuesday night. MUST CREDIT: Bloomberg photo by Andrew Harrer

A bitter impasse over immigration last month led to a three-day government shutdown, which ended after Democrats agreed to keep the government running for three more weeks, until Feb. 8.

Now GOP leaders are eyeing a six-week funding bill that would keep the government’s lights on until March 23. The measure could include sweeteners like funding for community health centers.

Democrats are insisting that Congress pass an immigration bill before they agree to a budget caps deal, which is needed to write a massive omnibus-spending bill for the rest of the fiscal year.

Read more at The Hill.

{Matzav.com}

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