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House Rules Committee Chairman Pete Sessions (R-Texas) (center), talks with staffers as Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) (left) sits nearby as negotiations continue on funding the government to avert a shutdown at midnight on Friday night, at the U.S. Capitol on Dec. 21, 2017 in Washington, D.C. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
House Rules Committee Chairman Pete Sessions (R-Texas) (center), talks with staffers as Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) (left) sits nearby as negotiations continue on funding the government to avert a shutdown at midnight on Friday night, at the U.S. Capitol on Dec. 21, 2017 in Washington, D.C. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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Congress is expected to take up a temporary spending bill Thursday to avoid a government shutdown, but punt on major outstanding legislative issues until 2018.

NPR's Susan Davis (@DaviSusan) joins Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson to discuss what's in the bill and what's getting left out.

This segment aired on December 21, 2017.

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