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Senior Republican and Democrat lawmakers on appropriationscommittees, and the Secretary of the Treasury, emerged fromnegotiations on Thursday with a tentative agreement on a $1.37trillion spending package to fund the federal government in2020.

Details of the agreement have yet to be released, and areexpected to be formally packaged into spending bills this weekend.The House will vote on the package, and then the Senate, beforenext Friday's deadline to fund the government.

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Nick Thornton

Nick Thornton is a financial writer covering retirement and health care issues for BenefitsPRO and ALM Media. He greatly enjoys learning from the vast minds in the legal, academic, advisory and money management communities when covering the retirement space. He's also written on international marketing trends, financial institution risk management, defense and energy issues, the restaurant industry in New York City, surfing, cigars, rum, travel, and fishing. When not writing, he's pushing into some land or water.