The Hill reports:
Senate Majority Whip John Thune (R-S.D.) warned on Thursday that the government could briefly shut down over the weekend as talks over a sweeping deal to pass funding and provide coronavirus relief drag on.
“I mean I’ve already — I know people who are gonna object to that, that want to keep pressure on the process until we get a deal,” he said.
“If we need to further extend the Friday funding deadline before final legislation can pass in both chambers, I hope we’ll extend it for a very, very short window of time,” McConnell said earlier Thursday.
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