The latest on funding negotiations as shutdown deadline looms

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The US Capitol is seen in Washington, DC, on February 27.

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Congressional leaders struck a deal Wednesday on some of the appropriations bills funding the federal government, as well as a short-term stopgap measure that would extend government funding and prevent a partial shutdown ahead of a Friday night deadline.

In a joint statement on Wednesday, House Speaker Mike Johnson, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries and other top lawmakers announced that negotiators came to an agreement

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