Congress passes stopgap measure to avoid government shutdown

ABC News' Jon Karl reports on Congress' short-term funding measure, plus Trump administration officials casting doubt on sending U.S. athletes to the 2018 Winter Olympics.
1:38 | 12/08/17

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We want to bring this to Jon Karl, our chief white house correspondent. More on this and the president heading south to have impact on the race. Reporter: He's going to Pensacola, Florida, to do a political rally. This is just 20 miles, George, from the Alabama border. The same media market as mobile, make no mistake this is a political rally designed to boost the Roy Moore candidacy. We're showing up on the screen the president did meet with the bipartisan leaders of congress yesterday and able to avert a government shutdown for at least a couple of weeks. Reporter: Yeah, for two weeks. This funding will run out on December 22nd and, George, there is absolutely no agreement on the fundamental issues that divide them including immigration, how much to spend on defense, the border wall, no agreement whatsoever. No even movement towards an agreement. Finally Nikki Haley raised a lot of eyebrows by suggesting the U.S. Olympic team may not participate in the winter olympics and has the white house trying to clean it up. Reporter: She said it was an open question whether they be able to participate because of tippings with North Korea. The white house press secretary actually echoed that in a briefing, 20 minutes later she tweeted a clarification saying the U.S. Looks forward to participating in the winter olympics. The protection of Americans is our top priority and they say they are working to ensure that. Then the spokesperson for the U.S. Olympic committee said that there is no discussion, George, whatsoever about not participating in the winter olympics. No discussion on that whatsoever and, George, by the way. This is a decision not for the president but for the U.S. Olympic committee. They make it. Okay, Jon Karl, thanks very much.

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