Ryan’s office also echoed the White House, saying that the meeting was designed to walk the president through the bill and that Trump liked the deal.

“The speaker met with the president this afternoon to discuss the emerging funding bill,” a Ryan spokesperson said. “They had a good conversation about the wins delivered for the president, and he is supportive of the bill.”

If the bill is released on Wednesday and the House passes it on Thursday, a single senator could delay its consideration on Friday until after the shutdown deadline at midnight. Such a scenario would be similar to Sen. Rand Paul’s one-man shutdown in February that forced a roughly six-hour lapse in funding.

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