McConnell Offers Bill to Avert Shutdown as Democrats Resist

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U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell speaks at the Capitol on Sept. 20, 2016, in Washington.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell introduced a stopgap spending bill Thursday to fund the U.S. government after Sept. 30, but a top Democrat said her party wasn’t ready to support it.

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