US Senator Schumer heads to White House to meet Trump amid shutdown danger

WASHINGTON - US Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer was heading to the White House on Friday to meet President Donald Trump to discuss ways to avert a government shutdown, a source familiar with the situation said.
Trump, a Republican, telephoned Schumer to invite him to the White House, the source said. The US Congress faced a midnight deadline to come up with funding legislation to avoid federal agency shutdowns.
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