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Democrats challenged by Trump over rumors of Government Shutdown.

“House Democrats want a SHUTDOWN for the holidays in order to distract from the very popular, just passed, Tax Cuts,” Trump wrote on Twitter. “House Republicans, don’t let this happen. Pass the C.R. TODAY and keep our Government OPEN!”

Republicans are still trying to come up with a solution to prevent the shut down.

“I don’t see a shutdown happening,” Freedom Caucus chairman Mark Meadows said in an interview on CNN. “We were negotiating into the late hours to make sure that we at least have 218 votes on the House side and send it over to the Senate hopefully as early as today.”

The latest plan is to extend the funding through January 19.