Dec 8, 2017 - Politics & Policy

U.S. government funded through Dec. 22

.@POTUS just signed H.J. Res 123 - the short term CR that provides FY18 appropriations to fund the fed govt thru Friday Dec. 22.— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) December 8, 2017

Why it matters: Congress now has until right before Christmas to work out a deal to keep the government funded into 2018. Efforts to keep the government open could still be derailed by fights over immigration.

Go deeper: NPR explains how the fight over immigrants brought to the country illegally as children could upend spending talks.

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