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Midnight Friday: Health Care and Year-End Disputes

midnight friday: With money for federal agencies running out at midnight Friday, Republican leaders plan to push a bill through Congress this week financing the government through Dec. 22, according to CTV. That would give bargainers time to work through their disagreements, but they will need Democratic votes to succeed. Trump's comments risked roiling a White House meeting with congressional leaders of both parties planned for Thursday aimed at averting a shutdown and sorting through year-end disputes over the budget, immigration and other issues. Democrats have been using their leverage to insist on spending boosts for health care, infrastructure and other domestic programs that would match increases Republicans want for defence. Trump ended safeguards against deportation three months ago but has expressed an openness to restoring them. Democrats are also seeking an agreement to extend protections for hundreds of thousands of immigrants who arrived in the U.S. illegally as children. ( As reported in the news.