Corker says Senate leaders on verge of deal

Corker says Senate leaders on verge of deal
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Sen. Bob CorkerRobert (Bob) Phillips CorkerGeorge Will says Trump doesn’t inspire ‘cult’ in GOP: ‘This is fear’ Loyalty to Donald Trump is new normal for the Republican Party Trump Jr. on GOP: 'If it's a cult, it's because they like what my father is doing' MORE (R-Tenn.) said leadership is on the verge of a deal to avert a government shutdown with less than an hour to go. 

"We're down to a difference of literally three or four days," he said. 

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Corker said he expected the agreement could be reached before the midnight deadline to keep the government open. 

The potential deal is a stark turnaround after Democrats emerged from a caucus meeting with a glum outlook about the chances of keeping the government open. 

It also comes after Democrats, with the help of some Republican senators, voted against the House-passed bill to fund the government through mid-February.