Lawmakers negotiating a bipartisan border-security plan expect to work into the weekend and may be able to complete spending legislation by Monday that would avert another government shutdown, according to a Democratic aide familiar with the talks.
A Republican who’s on the House-Senate panel crafting the deal said he doesn’t see a repeat of the five-week partial government shutdown as a likely prospect and is hopeful a compromise will be reached soon.
Chances of shutdown are “next to nil,” Representative Chuck Fleischmann of Tennessee said during an interview Friday on Bloomberg TV. “I think there’s next to no appetite in the room on either side in either body, and that’s a good thing. We didn’t want the government shut down the first time.”
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