Solving the Shutdown

Another government shutdown could be just hours away.

Congressional leaders from both parties have a deal to keep the government open, but it’s expected to be a hard sell on both sides. For Republicans, there’s a massive increase for military and defense spending; for Democrats, a bigger budget for domestic programs. The compromise has its opponents, however. Many republicans are balking at the price tag, and some democrats aren’t on board because the deal doesn’t afford protections for many illegal immigrants. Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi took the House floor for more than eight hours Wednesday, imploring Representatives to continue the conversation on protection for DACA. A plan must be voted on by midnight tonight.