Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell predicted some Democrats would vote for the Republican bill.
Congress edges toward compromise on spending
Government shutdown not probable
By Rosalind S. Helderman Washington Post / December 12, 2011
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WASHINGTON - Put this in the “small accomplishments’’ category for Congress: It appears exceedingly unlikely that lawmakers will let the government close down at the end of this week, when a short-term funding measure expires.
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