PBS NewsHour

Congress scrambles to wrap up legislation before the holiday

Clip: 12/19/2018 | 3m 56s

With the holidays and a deadline to avoid a government shutdown fast approaching, Senate Republicans are working on a short-term funding deal as a compromise on the president’s demand for border wall funding. But some wonder if the timing of the plan would deliver a “gift” to the newly Democratic House. Judy Woodruff turns to Lisa Desjardins for an update from a busy Capitol Hill.

Aired: 12/19/18

Rating: NR

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