Pelosi, White House agree on plan to avoid shut­down

Chicago Sun-Times - - CLASSIFIED­S -

WASH­ING­TON — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the Trump ad­min­is­tra­tion have in­for­mally agreed to keep a stop­gap govern­ment-wide fund­ing bill — needed to avert a shut­down at the end of this month — free of con­tro­versy or con­flict.

The ac­cord is aimed at keep­ing any pos­si­bil­ity of a govern­ment shut­down off the ta­ble de­spite on­go­ing bat­tles over COVID-19 re­lief leg­is­la­tion, while sidestep­ping the po­ten­tial for other shut­down drama in the runup to the Novem­ber elec­tion.

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