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Congress races to avoid government shutdown amid pandemic as funding expires

Parties face first major test of ability to cooperate since election, with funding to run out on 11 December

The US Congress on Monday began a two-week sprint to rescue the federal government from a possible shutdown amid the coronavirus pandemic, the first major test since the election of whether Republicans and Democrats intend to cooperate.

Government funding for nearly all federal agencies expires on Saturday 11 December.

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