U.S. House Republican predicts no government shutdown


WASHINGTON, Sept 30 (Reuters) - A senior Republican in theU.S. House of Representatives on Monday said he thought therewould not be a shutdown of federal government agencies atmidnight, but he did not provide details on how that might beavoided.

"I think we are not going to shut down the government. Weare going to do the right thing," said Representative PeteSessions, the chairman of the powerful House Rules Committee."This is halftime," Sessions said.

Sessions made his remark to reporters before entering aclosed meeting of House Republicans.

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