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McDonald Hopkins Government Strategies Advisory: This Week in Washington — December 5, 2014

House Republicans are poised to avert a government shut down, but likely not without the help of House Democrats.

A plan being pushed by Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) would fund the government through September 30th of next year, with the exception of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). DHS is the agency with primary responsibility for immigration policy and, under the Boehner plan, funding for it would only be extended until March of next year, setting up a battle over the president’s controversial immigration action then.