Republicans float a spending deal without border wall funding, NBC reports

Republicans have floated a government spending deal that does not include money for a wall on the Southern border, moving negotiations on funding the government forward, a congressional aide confirmed to NBC News.

The White House has backed off its push for funding for a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border as part of a bill to keep the government open past April 28, when funding expires. The Trump administration demands had heightened concerns over a possible government shutdown as Democrats and some Republicans appeared reluctant to approve wall funding in a measure to keep the government running.

Some sticking points could still exist, including whether the measure would include funding for Affordable Care Act subsidies, according to NBC.

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