White House officials believe there is a 50/50 chance of a deal before the midnight deadline.
Republicans need 60 Senators to move to a vote, and they’re hoping a six-year extension on children’s health insurance will be too good for the other side to pass up.
Democrats are refusing to sign on unless there’s a fix for DACA, the program protecting undocumented immigrants brought here as children.
Republican leaders are insisting Democrats are forcing a crisis that doesn’t exist, pointing out that a DACA solution isn’t needed before March, but many members of their own party are also pushing for a DACA fix.
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