Jan. 9 (Bloomberg) — Congressional negotiators have completed work on the military portion of a plan to finance the U.S. government and avoid a second shutdown in four months, said House Appropriations Committee member Ken Calvert.

Lawmakers are generally agreed on 11 of the 12 sections of the measure, said Calvert, a California Republican, without saying which section remained unfinished. Negotiators were able to fit in the necessary cuts that had to be made on military spending, he told reporters yesterday in Washington.

Current government funding runs out in a week, on Jan. 15. House Appropriations Chairman Hal Rogers said that "because of Senate procedures," Congress may need to approve a two-day stopgap spending measure to keep the government operating until the final bill is enacted.

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