HOUSE PASSES CR BUT A GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN IS STILL LIKELY - January 19, 2018
Congress likely racing toward a government shutdown
By Andrew Taylor and Alan From, Federal News Radio
A bitterly divided Congress hurtled toward a government shutdown this weekend in a partisan stare-down over demands by Democrats for a solution on politically fraught legislation to protect about 700,000 younger immigrants from being deported.
Democrats in the Senate have served notice they will filibuster a four-week, government-wide funding bill that cleared the House Thursday evening, seeking to shape a subsequent measure but exposing themselves to charges they are responsible for a looming shutdown.