Senate Republican leader expects deal on US budget

WASHINGTON, April 8 (Reuters) – U.S. Senate Republican
Leader Mitch McConnell said on Friday that he expected
lawmakers to reach agreement on a spending plan and avert a
government shutdown.

“I believe there will be an agreement here shortly,”
McConnell said in a Senate speech.

(Reporting by Donna Smith; Editing by Sandra Maler) (([email protected]; + 1202-898-8300; Reuters
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Senate Republican leader expects deal on US budget