Republican U.S. senators: Talks under way on government funding compromise

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican U.S. Senators said on Friday negotiations were under way to see if a compromise could be reached on a government funding bill that the Senate would pass, as the Senate awaited the completion of a vote on whether to take up a House-approved measure.

Republican U.S. Senator Bob Corker said the Senate vote on whether to move forward on the House bill might remain open while compromise negotiations were ongoing.

Reporting by Andy Sullivan and Ginger Gibson; Writing by Makini Brice; Editing by Cynthia Osterman

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