PBS NewsHour

How Congress compromised to prevent a shutdown

Clip: 05/01/2017 | 7m 9s

Congress' first bipartisan deal of the Trump era is a massive spending deal that keeps government running through the fall and boosts funding for the Pentagon and Immigration and Customs Enforcement. But to get needed Democratic votes on board, a number of President Trump's top priorities were cast aside. Lisa Desjardins joins William Brangham for a closer look.

Aired: 05/01/17

Rating: NR

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