WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House is confident it can craft a deal to avoid a government shutdown and foresees a compromise with lawmakers that will include increases in defense and non-defense spending, White House legislative affairs director Marc Short said on Thursday.

FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks about tax reform legislation during a visit to St. Louis, Missouri, U.S. November 29, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

In an interview with Reuters, Short also said Trump wanted a corporate tax rate of 20 percent in the tax cut

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