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Trump doesn't want CHIP in short-term budget deal

5 months 5 days 6 hours ago Thursday, January 18 2018 Jan 18, 2018 January 18, 2018 9:10 AM January 18, 2018 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
WASHINGTON-President Donald Trump says a children's health insurance program shouldn't be part of a short-term budget deal.
  
Trump favors making the program part of "a long-term solution, not a 30 Day, or short-term, extension!"
  
Trump is referring to the Children's Health Insurance Program, also known as CHIP
  
House Republican leaders have included a six-year renewal in a short-term budget bill in an effort to woo Democrats. But the effort faces resistance from Democrats who've been demanding protections for certain young immigrants.
  
The White House isn't immediately responding to questions about the tweet.
  
Trump also says he doesn't want to see a government shutdown - and the shutdown deadline is fast approaching. It's midnight Friday.
  
He says a "shutdown will be devastating to our military ... something the Dems care very little about!"

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