Senate Republican leader expects deal on budget

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Posted: Apr 08, 2011 11:45 AM
Senate Republican leader expects deal on budget

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell said on Friday that he expected lawmakers to reach agreement on a spending plan and avert a government shutdown.

"I believe there will be an agreement here shortly," McConnell said in a Senate speech.

(Reporting by Donna Smith; Editing by Sandra Maler)