U.S. Congress is still in a partisan deadlock over Republican efforts to halt President Obama's healthcare reforms. The infighting threatens to shutdown the government spending.
Both the US Senate and the House have voted to restore funding to government agencies — for now. Democrats are unhappy about Republican immigration reforms, but agreed to extend funding until early February.
Senate Democrats and Republicans have failed to reach a compromise on a short-term funding measure. The partial shutdown comes on the first anniversary of US President Donald Trump's inauguration.
The State of the Union presents many obstacles for Donald Trump, an unorthodox leader who enjoys freewheeling rhetoric, three former presidential speechwriters say. One is that he cannot address a key current issue.
In an effort to finally pass a budget and avert another government shutdown, President Trump has offered to fulfill a key Democratic demand – a path for citizenship for the so-called "Dreamers." But the price is high.
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