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WASHINGTON — Congressional leaders have reached an agreement to fund the government through Sept. 30, a senior congressional aide said late Sunday.

Details were expected to be released later Sunday. Congress must pass a government funding measure before midnight Friday, when a partial shutdown will take effect unless Congress acts.

The package, if passed this week by Congress, would mark the first significant spending agreement under President Donald Trump.

Though the deal is expected to omit funding for a wall on the Mexican border, one of Trump’s priorities, it is very likely to include extra money for defense, helping the president fulfill one of his campaign promises.

An expanded version of this report appears on WSJ.com.

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