Senate negotiators working to finalize long-term budget deal

But the House's top Democrat swung out against it, jeopardizing its chances

Senate negotiators were finalizing a long-term budget deal Wednesday that would avert a looming government shutdown. But the House's top Democrat swung out against it, jeopardizing its chances WASHINGTON -- Senate negotiators worked to finalize a long-term federal budget deal Wednesday that would avert a looming government shutdown, but the House's top Democrat swung out against it, jeopardizing its chances. The House on Tuesday passed legislation to keep the government running through March 23, marrying a stopgap spending measure with a $659 billion Pentagon spending plan, but that measure is likely to be rewritten in the Senate.

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