10 things you need to know today: January 17, 2018

House Republicans unveil their plan to avert a government shutdown, Mueller subpoenas Bannon, and more

Stephen Bannon arrives at a House Intelligence Committee meeting
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1. House Republicans unveil stopgap spending proposal to avert shutdown

House Republican leaders proposed a fourth stopgap spending measure to their caucus on Tuesday night, aiming to keep the federal government funded for another month beyond a Friday shutdown deadline. The measure includes delays to several taxes under the Affordable Care Act — a sweetener for conservatives and Democrats alike. It also extends a popular children's health insurance program, a goal for Democrats. The House Freedom Caucus is threatening to sink the bill in the House. Republicans almost surely will need some Democratic votes to get the measure through the Senate, and Democrats are threatening to block it if it doesn't include protections for young undocumented immigrants known as DREAMers. House GOP leaders are aiming for a Thursday vote.

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