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Trump Weighs Putting Off Government Shutdown After Bush's Death

  • President says he’s open to two-week federal funding extension
  • Washington preparing for national day of mourning on Dec. 5
U.S. President Donald Trump 

U.S. President Donald Trump 

Photographer: Win McNamee/Getty Images

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President Donald Trump and lawmakers are discussing pushing back a U.S. government funding deadline to avert a partial shutdown as Washington prepares to honor former President George H.W. Bush, who died late Friday.

Funding is set to expire after Dec. 7 for some federal agencies including the Department of Homeland Security and Internal Revenue Service, which would trigger a partial shutdown unless lawmakers can navigate an impasse with Trump over spending on border security.