Senate Democrats signal possible acceptance of GOP stopgap

A spokesman for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) indicated in a statement Friday that a plan introduced by Republicans to fund the government for two weeks while cutting $4 billion in spending, could be acceptable to Senate Democrats.

"The plan Republicans are floating today sounds like a modified version of what Democrats were talking about," said Reid spokesman Jon Summers.  "We’re glad they think it’s a good idea."

Summers said “the ‘my way or the highway’ approach Republicans have been taking in the past only signals a desire for a government shutdown that our country can’t afford. We hope this is a sign that they have abandoned it and will work with Democrats moving forward.”

Republicans are set to unveil their proposal later this afternoon.

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