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As shutdown looms, U.S. lawmakers agree on funding government through Feb. 18

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Lawmakers in the U.S. Congress have reached agreement to fund federal agencies until Feb. 18, House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Rosa DeLauro said on Thursday, as they scramble to avoid a partial government shutdown this weekend. “Agreement has been reached on a Continuing Resolution,” DeLauro said in a statement. She said the measure would be filed in the House of Representatives, though it was not clear how soon the funding measure would reach the floor of the House. Congress has until midnight on Friday to pass a measure that would continue funding federal gove…

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