A jogger runs alongside the U.S. Capitol Building as the deadline to avert a partial government shutdown approaches the end of the day at the U.S. Capitol on September 30, 2023 in Washington, U.S.
Ken Cedeno | Reuters
Congressional leaders are expected to announce a deal on Sunday aimed at averting a partial government shutdown later this month, according to US media.
U.S. media outlets including CNN, MSNBC, Fox News and Punch Bowl News, citing anonymous sources, reported that House and Senate leaders have reached an agreement on overall funding levels for the federal government.
Republican House Speaker Mike Johnson and Democratic Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer have approved the total amount of federal spending for this fiscal year, media reported.
Congress is set to grapple with September government spending deadlines of Jan. 19 and Feb. 2 this week as Republicans push for fiscal year 2024 discretionary spending to be cut below the cap agreed to in June. He was scheduled to return to Washington.
Lawmakers also hope to pass emergency aid for Ukraine and Israel, possibly with an unrelated U.S. border security provision.
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