Speaker Ryan Says He's Confident Congress Will Pass Bill To Avoid Shutdown

By Robert Schroeder Markets MarketWatch Pulse

House Speaker Paul Ryan said Thursday he's confident Congress will pass a "short-term extension" of current government funding that would keep operations going past Friday. The government is funded through Friday and would partially shut down early Saturday without a new bill. House lawmakers have released a bill that would fund the government for a week. Ryan did not give a time for a vote, however.

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