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WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- Republicans and Democrats appear to be working toward a possible solution to end the government shutdown and avoid defaulting on loans.

House Republicans are working on a bill to raise the nation's borrowing limit without any restrictions. No agreement has been reached, but both sides called talks productive.

We knowWhite House staffers along with Congressional staffers worked overnight on this particular deal. Some insiders say if all goes well, we could see the government reopen as early as tomorrow.

We knowWhite House staffers along with Congressional staffers worked overnight on this particular deal. Some insiders say if all goes well, we could see the government reopen as early as tomorrow.

That is very good news formany people, because the President said he will sign the short-term measure if it includes a plan to reopen the government. House Republican leaders propose a six week increase in the debt ceiling without any policy changes.

House Speaker John Boehner described his meeting with the President and otherGOP leaders as, quote, "a constructive dialogue."

Boehner said, "We'll come back to have more discussion. the President said he would go and consult with the administration folks and hopefully, we can see a way forward after that."

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said, "The government should be open now. We should be able to pay our debts and, as we've said and we'll continue to say, we -- if that happens, we'll negotiate on anything, anything and the President confirmed that today."

However, there are some folks on Capitol Hill are not happy with the short-term deal to avoid default by October 17.

"For however long it is, five, six weeks, then come Thanksgiving, we're going to be back in the soup again," said Sen. Bill Nelson of Florida.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said, "The Republicans seem to be taking themselves down a path whereas they say on the plane, your nearest exit is behind you. "

Although peopleprefer a long-term plan, including the President, they say a short-term deal better than no deal at all.

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