There’s a lot going on in Washington as a December deadline creeps up on Congress.
As KPCC’s Michelle Faust reports, Congress has already missed a deadline to renew funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and California is on its last leg of funding for the program. It’s expected to lose $2.7 billion if a renewal doesn’t go through.
In other news, President Trump tweeted videos today which many have interpreted as holding anti-Muslim sentiments, Senate Republicans are getting closer to passing a tax plan, and North Korea executed another controversial missile test.
Tamara Keith, NPR White House Correspondent and co-host of the NPR Politics Podcast; she’s been following the story
Jim Walsh, Ph.D., international security expert and a research associate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Security Studies Program