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Senate Aims for Quick Vote to Avoid Shutdown

There are possible potholes ahead

Democratic and Republican leaders in the U.S. Senate said on Wednesday they would try to quickly pass legislation to keep the government funded, preventing a partial shutdown form beginning this weekend.

"No drama, no delay, no government shutdown. That's our goal and we hope to have an agreement very soon," said Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) on the Senate floor.

Leaders from both parties have said they support a stopgap spending bill that passed the Republican-controlled House of Representatives by a wide bipartisan margin on Tuesday.

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