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Problems loom, but Congress likely to punt them to next year


December 21, 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is rushing to adjourn for Christmas, but it's looking increasingly likely they are going to leave plenty of unfinished work.

More than $80 billion in disaster aid, long-term funding for a widely popular, low-cost health insurance program for 9 million children, and protection against deportation for young immigrants in the country illegally are being kicked to next year.

Facing a midnight Friday deadline, a government shutdown appears likely to be averted. Temporary fixes are in the works for several issues, including a short-term solution for children's health...

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