The Senate returned this week to the threat of a government shutdown after only managing to pass a stopgap funding bill in December. While immigration will undoubtedly be one of the biggest hurdles toward passing a bipartisan funding package — President Trump has insisted "there can be no [Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals] deal" without a border wall, terms the Democrats have already rejected — additional showdowns are expected over health care and national security spending. Democrats have already insisted on a deal that matches Pentagon spending in domestic programs, and congressional leaders from both sides will meet Wednesday with White House officials in an attempt to reach some sort of consensus.

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