Short-term funding back on GOP agenda

Move meant to avert shutdown by Friday

Posted: January 17, 2018 at 4:30 a.m.

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen told lawmakers under oath Tuesday that she “did not hear” President Donald Trump disparage African countries with a vulgar term at an Oval Office meeting, but said Trump and others used tough language.

Republican leaders in Congress are angling for another short-term funding measure to avert a government shutdown at the end of the week and, at the same time, trying to keep a dispute over immigration separate from their attempts to reach agreement on spending priorities.

Democratic Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey grills Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on immigrati...

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