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Conservatives balk at GOP plan to avert government shutdown

 

January 17, 2018



By ALAN FRAM and ANDREW TAYLOR

Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Hard-line conservatives are threatening to scuttle Republican leaders' plans to prevent a weekend government shutdown and saying GOP leaders lack the votes to push their proposal through the House.

The setback late Tuesday came as a deal between President Donald Trump and Congress to protect young immigrants from deportation also remained distant.

The intransigence by the House Freedom Caucus came as Republican leaders raced against a Friday deadline for pushing a short-term spending bill through Congress. If they fail, feder...



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