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U.S. senator says COVID-19 deal likely to stretch into weekend -CNBC - Metro US

U.S. senator says COVID-19 deal likely to stretch into weekend -CNBC

News conference after Judge Amy Coney Barrett was confirmed as Supreme Court Justice

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. lawmakers will likely finalize a COVID-19 aid deal and government spending bill on Saturday, forcing them to pass a short-term stopgap funding measure to avoid a government shutdown at midnight on Friday, Republican U.S. Senator Rob Portman said.

“I think we’ll get it done this weekend, and we should,” he told CNBC in an interview on Thursday.

(Reporting by Susan Heavey; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

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