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first_imgWASHINGTON — Plans to quickly approve a $1.1 trillion spending package to keep most of the federal government open through the end of the fiscal year fell apart late Monday, increasing the chance that lawmakers will miss a Thursday deadline.Just in case, top appropriators said Monday that they were ready to pass a short-term extension of a few days in order to give the House and Senate more time to pass the final bill and end the least productive congressional session in modern history.Top leaders spent most of Monday reviewing the final details of the massive spending bill, but plans to unveil the legislation by midnight fell apart amid last-minute disagreements over plans to renew a terrorism insurance program as part of the agreement.For months, Sen. Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., a lead Democratic broker, and Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, have led talks to reauthorize the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act, a government-backed program to protect against catastrophic terrorist attacks. Both sides had reached agreement on continuing the insurance program by Monday evening, but Republicans were seeking unrelated changes to financial regulatory reforms passed in 2010 as part of the deal, according to aides familiar with the impasse.Leaders still hope to release the bill today, giving Congress less than 48 hours to beat the deadline. While the GOP-controlled House would be able to move quickly to pass the bill, Democrats controlling the Senate would need to secure an agreement from Republicans to bypass procedural rules and pass the bill by Thursday night. It was unclear late Monday whether GOP leaders would be able to secure such an agreement from Republican senators hoping to strip federal agencies of the money and power to enforce President Barack Obama’s recent executive action changing the nation’s immigration laws.last_img read more