Congress passed a two-week funding bill, staving off a government shutdown a day ahead of the deadline. But lawmakers face a turbulent season ahead.
The party needs a clean contrast with Republicans heading into the 2018 midterms.
Senate Republicans say they have the votes to pass their massive tax overhaul, even as they frantically rewrite the multi-trillion-dollar bill.
Still smarting from the failure of Obamacare repeal and focused on taxes, the White House hasn't worked out its next big-ticket item as 2018 looms.
In an unusual development, nine Democrats — enough needed to pass the bill with Republicans in the months to come — are co-sponsoring the package.