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Are we or aren’t we: The latest on the potential government shutdown




White House budget director Mick Mulvaney discusses the possible government shutdown on January 19, 2018 during a press briefing at the White House in Washington, DC.
White House budget director Mick Mulvaney discusses the possible government shutdown on January 19, 2018 during a press briefing at the White House in Washington, DC.
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As the midnight deadline approaches, the Senate is readying for a vote on whether they’ll keep the lights on at the Capitol.

Democrats seem to be holding out on the issue of DACA, potentially hoping that Trump will concede on the issue this weekend.

It’s unclear whether Republicans have enough votes to pass the legislation. The bill would need 60 votes, and currently the GOP has a 51-49 majority in the Senate.

We get the latest on talks at the Senate.

Guest:

Erica Werner, congressional economic policy reporter at the Washington Post; she tweets @ericawerner