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Congress Could Close in on a Deal on Overall Government Funding This Week

Lawmakers say Congress could be closing in on a top-line deal on overall government funding for most of next year, as the House and Senate race to reach a compromise in time to avert a shutdown next month.  

Spending cardinals in both chambers Tuesday said they could receive a top-line spending level from leadership for Congress’s 12 annual government funding bills in the coming days, as Republicans and Democrats clamor to begin negotiations.  

While Sen. Susan Collins (Maine), the top Republican on the Senate Appropriations Committee, said Tuesday that she’s not “directly involved” in the negotiations, she told The Hill she expects “them to be concluded this week.” 

Read the source article at The Hill

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