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Trump Meets Democrats With Congress Set to Avoid Shutdown

  • Republicans to move ahead with short-term spending measure
  • Vote on stopgap measure must pass House, Senate by Saturday
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U.S. Government Shutdown May Get Short-Term Reprieve
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President Donald Trump met with congressional leaders from both parties Thursday to negotiate on a long-term budget deal as Congress prepares to pass a stopgap spending measure to avoid a U.S. government shutdown Saturday.

The House is expected to vote on a two-week spending bill to keep the government open through Dec. 22, with Senate action coming by Friday. That measure is intended to buy time for Congress and the president to agree on overall levels for defense and non-defense spending for the next two years.