Deal reached on US spending, shutdown likely averted

Deal reached on US spending, shutdown likely avertedUS congressional leaders have reached a deal on a federal spending bill which if passed by lawmakers this week will avert a government shutdown, a top lawmaker and congressional aides said. Lawmakers have until Friday to get new spending legislation to President Donald Trump’s desk. “This agreement is a good agreement for the American people, and takes the threat of a government shutdown off the table,” Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said in a statement.



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