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No Budget Deal Yet As Possible Government Shutdown Looms

WASHINGTON — Talks are intensifying on Capitol Hill on reaching a deal on long-overdue legislation to finance the government through the end of September – and avoid a government shutdown. Whether a shutdown can be avoided in three da…

WASHINGTON — Talks are intensifying on Capitol Hill on reaching a deal on long-overdue legislation to finance the government through the end of September – and avoid a government shutdown. Whether a shutdown can be avoided in three days’ time is another matter.

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Sen. Chuck Schumer, the Senate’s No. 3 Democrat, claimed “a glimmer of hope” Wednesday morning, based on late-night negotiations between Senate Democrats and House Republicans.

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