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House Passes Stopgap Spending Measure

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At his weekly Capitol briefing with reporters, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said he expects Democrats and Republicans to reach a compromise before this stopgap expires in mid-April.

"I think we'll pass a short-term CR later in the week -- the one that clears the House, I guess, tonight," McConnell said. "And in all likelihood, as House Republican leadership has indicated, we'll then negotiate a final agreement for the balance of this fiscal year."