First vote possible on Thursday at the Congress to avoid a “shutdown”

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WASHINGTON | A bill aimed at avoiding a new paralysis budget in the United States may be subject to the vote of the House of representatives as early as Thursday night, said Wednesday, the majority leader democrat Steny Hoyer.

To enter into force, the text shall also be approved by the Senate and then be promulgated by Donald Trump. The us president is said to be unhappy with the agreement reached by negotiators for democrats and republicans Monday to avoid a new stalemate on the budget, or “shutdown”, because it only gives a quarter of the funding it wanted to build a wall on the border with Mexico.

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But the billionaire republican has not said that he will refuse to sign a law approved by the Congress, suggesting that it could cover the financing of the construction of the wall by other means. And he still hammered on Wednesday that he did not want to fall into the budgetary stalemate.

“I don’t want to have a “shutdown”, it would be “terrible”,” he said at the White House.

These statements, though vague, to make the heads republicans and Congressional democrats optimistic on the adoption of the budget law before the deadline of Friday at midnight.

But if it is not passed in time, a quarter of authorities will be of new private financing, less than a month after the end of the longest “shutdown” of u.s. history (35 days). The heads of democrats and republicans in Congress seem determined to avoid this outcome.

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The democrats control the lower house. Mr. Hoyer said it hoped that the finalised text by the negotiators can be presented to the Chamber as soon as Wednesday, in the late afternoon.

“We hope to be able to present the text this evening, we hope to be able to approve it tomorrow night,” said the democrat journalists. The vote will not take place before 18: 30 on Thursday.

It will then be for the Senate to follow the same process.

“It seems that we were moving forward and that the president will sign this law,” said Mr. Hoyer, while stressing for not having the certainty, the tempestuous chairman who has in the past surprised with sudden volte-face.

The head of the Senate controlled by republicans Mitch McConnell has also its desire to see the law finalized before Friday. “It is time to act”, he said on Wednesday.