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Spending bill to avert shutdown is blocked in Senate, but compromise is likely by week's end

Spending bill to avert shutdown is blocked in Senate, but compromise is likely by week's end

Faced with a week’s-end deadline to keep government funds flowing, the Senate on Tuesday blocked a stopgap spending measure amid partisan fighting over aid to victims of the Flint, Mich., water crisis.

But both sides predicted a government shutdown was unlikely, and final passage was still expected by Friday, when funding for government operations is set to expire.

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