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Funding Reprieve: House and Health Program

funding reprieve: The funding reprieve comes as the White House and congressional leaders are negotiating a longer-term agreement, building off a Thursday meeting involving Trump and congressional leaders, according to The Chronicle Herald. The White House and lawmakers said the bill will give them more time to negotiate several end-of-the-year agenda items, including the budget, a children's health program and hurricane aid. The president signed the two-week spending measure in private at the White House after the House and Senate acted to prevent a government shutdown this weekend. Administration and congressional aides were continuing the talks on Friday. I think that will happen, Trump said Thursday in the Oval Office. We hope that we're going to make some great progress for our country. ( As reported in the news.