(LOS ANGELES TIMES) WASHINGTON — The contours of a mini-deal to avert another government shutdown emerged Wednesday, a rare glimmer of bipartisanship in a Congress noted for division and dysfunction.

Crafted by Republican Rep. Paul D. Ryan, the party’s former vice presidential nominee, and Democratic Sen. Patty Murray, the budget chairwoman, the proposed compromise could go before the House for a vote as soon as next week.

But prospects for passage remain murky, and tea party conservatives are already voicing familiar concerns.


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