US congressional negotiators reach deal 'in principle' to avoid gov't shutdown

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US House and Senate negotiators said Monday night that they have reached "an agreement in principle" in a bid to avoid another government shutdown.
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Senator Richard Shelby talks to reporters during a break in a bipartisan negotiation meeting over securing the US southern border and keeping the US government from shutting down, on Capitol Hill on February 11, 2019, in Washington, DC.

US House and Senate negotiators said Monday night that they have reached "an agreement in principle" in a bid to avoid another government shutdown.

"We've had a good evening. We've reached an agreement in principle," Republican Senator Richard Shelby told reporters.

Democratic Representative Nita Lowey said she hopes for legislation to be released on Wednesday.

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