Less than $10 billion at issue in budget deal: aide

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republicans and Democrats have mostly agreed on what would get cut in a budget deal that would keep the U.S. government running beyond Friday, but remain at odds over the composition of less than $10 billion in cuts, a Democratic aide said on Wednesday.

The final size of the package will depend on what is in it, but it will likely end up closer to the $33 billion number the Democrats have agreed upon rather than the Republicans’ $40 billion target, the aide said.

(Reporting by Andy Sullivan; Editing by Eric Beech)

Less than $10 billion at issue in budget deal: aide