Senate Republican leader says on path toward deal on government funding

Reuters News
Posted: Oct 31, 2017 2:54 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday lawmakers and the Trump administration were "on a path" toward reaching a deal on a bill that would keep the government funded beyond Dec. 8.

"That job will have to be done by December the eighth, and I think we're on a path to do that," McConnell told reporters, without providing any details.

(Reporting by Richard Cowan and Susan Cornwell; Writing by Tim Ahmann; Editing by Jonathan Oatis)