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Arkansas' U.S. Senators believe shutdown deal close

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The shutdown of the federal government has now stretched fourteen days with no compromise

Arkansas' U.S. Senators Mark Pryor and John Boozman both say they are optimisitc that a deal is at hand to reopen the federal government and avoid hitting the debt ceiling.

 "This bi-partisan group of 12 or eventually 13 senators came together. We were working through a number of issues. At some point we got very close to an agreement. We went and talked to our two leaders and said, 'look, here's where we are. This is what we think we can accomplish.' and basically they said, 'okay.' and then my understanding is they more or less took our discussion and then they started discussing. I'm not saying that the agreement they will reach will be identical to ours but I think it will have a lot of common elements," said Senator Pryor.

Senator Boozman says the word of the day was "optimism.'

But a final deal has yet to be announced.

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