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Trump signs stopgap funding bill with CHIP funding, tax delays

The deal to break through the Senate stalemate over immigration and border security that shut down the government is a bare-bones accord. It provides temporary funding to keep the government operating for just under three weeks.

Senate Democrats dropped their objections to a stopgap spending measure. In return, Senate Republican leaders promised to soon take up immigration and other prickly issues.

A look at what the deal has and doesn’t have:


—Short-term funding for the government through Feb. 8. The Republicans had been insisting on longer, at least a month.

—The long-delayed, six-year renewal of a popular health insurance program for children in low-income families. The program known as CHIP became an unshakeable pillar for the Republicans throughout the budget drama, and Democrats were hard-pressed to reject such a universally accepted plan.


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