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Watch Paul Ryan and House GOP leaders speak as Congress scrambles to avoid a government shutdown

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House Speaker Paul Ryan and GOP leaders speak Wednesday as Congress scrambles yet again to avoid a government shutdown.

Some government agencies will run out of money at the end of Friday if lawmakers cannot pass a spending bill.

House Republicans are pushing for a stopgap bill to fund the government through mid-February. However, Democrats who seek protections for hundreds of thousands of young undocumented immigrants could oppose the spending plan, while some Republicans may threaten to oppose another temporary measure.