Mnuchin: White House has no intention for a shutdown

Mnuchin: White House has no intention for a shutdown
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The administration is not planning to shut down the government as negotiations over funding President TrumpDonald John TrumpLev Parnas implicates Rick Perry, says Giuliani had him pressure Ukraine to announce Biden probe Saudi Arabia paid 0 million for cost of US troops in area Parnas claims ex-Trump attorney visited him in jail, asked him to sacrifice himself for president MORE’s border wall rush toward a Nov. 21 deadline, said Treasury Secretary Steven MnuchinSteven Terner MnuchinOn The Money — Presented by Wells Fargo — Senate approves Trump trade deal with Canada, Mexico | Senate Dems launch probe into Trump tax law regulations | Trump announces Fed nominees Senate Democrats launch investigation into Trump tax law regulations Treasury watchdog to investigate Trump opportunity zone program MORE.
 
 
Wall funding has become the central obstacle for passing bills to fund the government and avoid a shutdown. 
 
Last year, the same issue led to a 35-day shutdown, the longest in the nation's history. Trump has been seen as the wild card in the negotiations, and Mnuchin’s participation in Thursday’s meeting and insistence that a shutdown is not in the books raises the chances of things going smoothly. 
 
Negotiators in the meeting agreed to find a solution on how to allocate funds between the government’s agencies by Wednesday. 
 
Democrats have objected to drawing funds from health-related bills to fund the wall in the Homeland Security bill. 
 
But negotiators now seem intent to strike a deal on the allocations and work out details on the wall and other disagreements later. 
 
Next week, the House is set to vote on a four-week stopgap measure to avert a shutdown and postpone the deadline for passing full funding measures until just before the Christmas holiday. 
 
Jordain Carney contributed