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McConnell, Reid Strike Deal on Government Funding



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From the Associated Press:

The Senate’s top Republican says he and the Democratic leader have agreed on a spending measure to keep the government running through March.

Passing the bill — known as a “continuing resolution” — would prevent the government from running out of money for daily operations and forcing a shutdown.

Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky tells CNN’s “State of the Union” that he and Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada have a deal on the measure. The budget year began Oct. 1 but Congress hasn’t passed any of its annual spending bills.



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