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Mulvaney: Gov't Shutdown Over Federal Budget Unlikely

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By    |   Monday, 08 January 2018 12:45 PM

A government shutdown over the imminent debate over the federal budget is unlikely, according to White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney.

"There are some folks in the Democratic Party who are interested in shutting the government down over [the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program]. Again, I do not think it's going to come to that," Mulvaney said on Fox News Monday.

Democratic leaders have stated that they are looking to make a deal on DACA, which provides legal protections for people who were brought to this country illegally as children, before the budget vote. They have until March 1 to reach a deal on the program, which President Donald Trump previously announced will end this year.

Mulvaney added that Democrats are "so heavily invested in obstruction," that they cannot give Trump a legislative victory.

"I don't think their leadership can. I don't think the folks who are high up in the party can. Maybe some of the folks who are rank-and-filed senators who are worried about re-election might," he said.

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