House leaders are racing the clock on an emerging government-wide spending bill that's likely to largely maintain President Donald Trump's tactical ability to fund his much-sought border wall.

Progress has slowed, though a top-level meeting between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and the frustrated chairs of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees generated pledges to redouble their efforts.

A stopgap spending bill expires at the end of next week, and another temporary funding bill could be needed to avert a repeat of last year's 35-day partial federal shutdown.

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