(Bloomberg) — Congressional negotiators are working to settle final sticking points over military and health care spending in a plan to finance the U.S. government and avoid a second shutdown in four months.

Current government funding runs out in a week, on Jan. 15. Republican efforts to block President Barack Obama’s 2010 health care law were at the center of a dispute that caused a 16-day government shutdown in October.

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