Rep. Diana DeGette Doesn’t Expect Government Shutdown

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Rep. Diana DeGette sparks during a press conference Thursday, July 22, 2021, after meeting with Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland, Colorado Gov. Jared Polis and Denver Water CEO Jim Lochhead at the Denver Water Center to discuss drought relief and related climate issues.

Congress is split not just two, but three ways over the federal budget and key elements of President Joe Biden’s policy agenda. One of those fights could shut down the federal government by the end of next week. However, Rep. Diana DeGette, D-Denver, says she expects a deal will get done before the deadline. We also ask about the pandemic's impact on children, and what's next in Afghanistan.