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Paul Ryan: Close to Averting Government Shutdown

USA Today

Congressional negotiators are getting close to an agreement on legislation to prevent a government shutdown at midnight Friday, House Speaker Paul Ryan said Wednesday.

The Wisconsin Republican told reporters that members of the House and Senate Appropriations committees, in consultation with the White House, are hammering out the last few items in a spending bill that would fund federal agencies through September and avert a shutdown. Congress passed a stop-gap spending measure in December that funded federal agencies through April 28.

“We’re getting really close,” Ryan said. “I think we’re making really good progress. Now it’s just kind of getting down to our final details.”

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