Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (Republican, Kentucky) leaves the chamber after announcing an agreement in the Senate on a two-year, almost $400 billion budget deal that would provide Pentagon and domestic programmes with huge spending increases on Wednesday. Photo: AP

Bipartisan deal to avoid US government shutdown announced – but will it pass?

Both Republicans and Democrats have composed the bill, but demands for immigration debate could stop its passage before funding runs out tonight

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (Republican, Kentucky) leaves the chamber after announcing an agreement in the Senate on a two-year, almost $400 billion budget deal that would provide Pentagon and domestic programmes with huge spending increases on Wednesday. Photo: AP
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