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>> Much we're all here is a very friendly, well-unified group.>> With the threat of a government shutdown hanging over their heads, top leaders in Congress met with President Trump at the White House, Thursday, hoping to iron out deep differences over spending before funding runs out just three days before Christmas.
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This is the House and Senate facing a looming deadline on Thursday, voted to pay the bills for another two weeks while they try to reach a longer term budget deal. Top Democrats, Nancy Pelosi and Senator Chuck Schumer join Trump along with House Speaker, Paul Ryan, and Senate Leader, Mitch McConnell.
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A week after Pelosi and Schumer snubbed Trump for blasting them on Twitter.>> And so were here in the spirit of, let's get it done.>> Democrats want next year's budget to include more funding for social programs, such as health insurance for children and protections for young immigrants, while Trump and the Republicans are keen to see a big jump in defense spending with global threats on the rise from North Korea to the Middle East.
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>> And we hope that we're gonna make some great progress for our country, I think that will happen