Deal To Avoid Government Shutdown

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama says a last-minute deal with congressional leaders to avert a government shutdown happened because "Americans of different beliefs came together."

Obama says some of the cuts will be painful but the White House protected its priority projects.

House Speaker John Boehner announced the agreement with the White House and Senate Democrats less than two hours before the money would officially run out to keep many government services in operation. A shutdown threatened to affect affects millions of people, endanger the recovery of the economy and embarrass the administration and Congress.

The deal will cut billions of dollars in spending through Sept. 30, the end of the budget year.

The House and Senate were to rush through a stopgap bill until the broader bill could be finalized.


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  • by Anonymous on Apr 9, 2011 at 03:29 AM
    It is nice the republicans and the tea party are taking a stance on their principles. It is not going to be pretty, but we are going to need to do more cutting.
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