White House aide sees temporary funding fix for children's health program

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Posted: Dec 20, 2017 10:32 AM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A short-term fix to fund the Children's Health Insurance Program into January will likely be part of a stop-gap government funding bill Congress is expected to approve this week, White House legislative affairs director Marc Short said on Wednesday.

In an interview with MSNBC, Short also said a measure to protect immigrant youths known as "Dreamers" would probably not be considered until January.

(Reporting by Tim Ahmann; Editing by Doina Chiacu)