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Top senators said Tuesday they would vote Thursday on two separate bills that could bring an immediate end to the record-breaking government shutdown.
One of the bills has the backing of President Trump, and includes $5.7 billion for his long-promised border wall.
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The other would extend funding for shuttered agencies through Feb. 8, the New York Times reported.
The plan, a compromise between Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, could be a way to end the shutdown — though the fate of the border-wall-funding bill remained in doubt in both the Senate and the House.
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And Trump could veto one or both of the bills, prolonging the partial shutdown, which enters its 33rd day on Wednesday.
“People are saying isn’t there a way out of this mess, isn’t there a way to relieve the burden on the 800,000 federal workers not getting paid, isn’t there a way to get government services open first...
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