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Deal reached to end federal shutdown

President Clinton November 19, 1995
Web posted at: 7:05 p.m. EST

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- After a weekend of offers and counter offers, congressional Republicans and the White House have settled on a compromise on a stop-gap spending measure to end the shutdown of the federal government.

The chief of staff for Senate Budget Committee Chairman Pete Domenici told reporters on Capitol Hill Sunday evening, "We have a deal."

Republicans take credit Shortly after that, Senate Majority leader Bob Dole gave reporters the "thumbs up" sign as he walked to the Senate chamber, and then confirmed the agreement.

The House and Senate are expected to pass a one-day continuing resolution Sunday night, making the way for all furloughed workers to be recalled to work Monday morning.

On Monday, Congress would then have a chance to pass a month- long spending plan to fund the government until appropriations could be passed for a full year.

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