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U.S. Senate to continue working to end government shutdown

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) walks from the Senate floor after President Donald Trump and the U.S. Congress failed to reach a deal on funding for federal agencies on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., January 20, 2018. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said Saturday the U.S. Senate will be back in session on Sunday and work “as long as it takes” to try to end an impasse over funding that shut down the federal government.

“I want to tell the American people we will be right back at this tomorrow...and for as long as it takes,” McConnell said.

Reporting by Ginger Gibson; Writing by Doina Chiacu; Editing by Alistair Bell