Top US lawmakers seek to avert government shutdown

By REUTERS
December 15, 2011 22:23

 
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WASHINGTON - Top Republican and Democratic lawmakers were renegotiating a $915 billion spending bill to keep the government operating beyond the weekend, a congressional aide said Thursday.

The lawmakers in charge of government spending and the White House were trying to hash out controversial policy measures that the Obama administration and Senate Democrats opposed, the Democratic aide said. Those measures include restricted travel to Cuba.

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