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House and Senate negotiators have reached an ā€œagreement in principleā€ to avoid a second government shutdown.

Though the four leading bipartisan negotiators declined to provide specifics on the nature of the agreement, Senate Appropriations Chairman Richard Shelby told reporters that both sides ā€œgot an agreement on all of itā€ when asked if the deal included funding for the Trump administrationā€™s $5.7 billion wall construction. Though a Democratic aide told CNN there was ā€œa ton of work to do once they have an agreement reached,ā€ both sides are hopeful.

A Republican aide told reporters that negotiations ā€œare clearly moving in the right direction.ā€

Nearly a quarter of federal government funding is set to run out at the end of the week. Without a deal, the lack of funding would trigger another partial shutdown. Negotiators have been meeting for weeks to arrange a deal that would provide funds for border security and immigration.

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Top negotiator and Democratic Senator Patrick Leahy of Vermont saidĀ negotiators planned to hammer out a deal by the end of Monday night before drafting it on Tuesday.

ā€œI think we both agree if we can wrap this up tonight, do it tonight, our goal will be to do it tomorrow,ā€ Leahy said regarding his work with Shelby.