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Deadline approaches to avoid government shutdown

President Trump warns Democrats will be blamed and national security could be put at risk if Congress can't agree to a new spending bill and avoid a government shutdown.

Posted: Jan 18, 2018 5:08 PM

(NBC News) Congress has until Friday to strike a deal to avoid a government shutdown, and deep divisions remain.

Democrats are standing firm on their demand for a deal on DACA, the Obama-era program that protects undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children.

"Democrats aren't going to blink," says Illinois' Rep. Luis Gutierrez. "We're standing by our values!"

President Trump, meanwhile, has thrown a wrench into his own party's attempt to secure Democratic votes by offering a six-year extension of CHIP, the children's healthcare insurance program.

Mr. Trump tweeted Thursday "CHIP should be part of a long term solution, not a 30 Day, or short term, extension!".

The president also warned that national security could be put at risk by a government shutdown if a deal isn't reached, and that Democrats will be blamed.

Read more: http://nbcnews.to/2DrSF88

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