January 26, 2019 / 2:35 AM / 6 months ago

U.S. Senate Democratic leader sees Trump signing bill to re-open govt Friday

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) speaks with reporters after his closed meeting with U.S. attorney general nominee William Barr on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., January 16, 2019. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said he expected a bill to reopen the government after a partial government shutdown to pass both congressional chambers and be signed into law by President Donald Trump on Friday.

“We expect the continuing resolution to clear the Senate and clear the House this afternoon, and be signed by the president today ... Shutting down the government over a policy difference is self-defeating,” Schumer told reporters.

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