JUST IN: Congress Reaches Deal To Fund The Government Through September, Alleviating Fears Of A Shutdown Later This Week

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Congressional negotiators have reached an agreement on a spending package to fund the government through the end of September, said several congressional aides.

Congress is expected to vote early this week on the package. The bipartisan agreement is expected to include increases for military spending and border security, a major priority for GOP leaders in Congress.

The agreement follows weeks of tense negotiations between Democrats and GOP leaders after President Trump insisted that the deal include funds to begin construction of a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico. Trump eventually dropped that demand, leaving Congress to resolve lingering issues over several unrelated policy measures.

This is a developing story. 

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