Congress is racing toward a government shutdown if Republicans are unable to compromise on a spending bill before early December. It would be the first financial shutdown to occur while one political party held the trifecta of power—the White House, Senate and House of Representatives.
The U.S. Senate needs 60 votes to pass a federal budget bill, which means the GOP-controlled chamber will need to court Democrats and convince eight to support a fix for the anticipated government shutdown on December 8. The problem? Democrats are unlikely to sign onto the bill without a few guarantees, such as an extension of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which protects undocumented youth in America.
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President Donald Trump began a six-month sunset for the DACA program in September,
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