Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

National Audio 3:05 PM ET

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National Audio 3:05 PM ET

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NAT050 - (US-Budget-Battle) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) WASHINGTON. x-10s. U-S President Donald Trump's budget director is holding out hope that feuding Democrats and Republicans in Congress can reach a short-term spending agreement before the start of the workweek. However, Mick Mulvaney worries that the government shutdown could last for several more days if progress remains elusive. Democratic lawmakers like Charles Schumer challenged the president to get more involved and to accept bipartisan compromise as a way out of a shutdown that entered its second day today amid finger-pointing from both parties. ("..this shutdown.") (SOURCE:ABC)

TAG: The Republicans control the White House and hold majorities in both the House and Senate. …

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