Friday, April 8, 2011

US Government Shut Down Averted

Reuters reports:
With a midnight deadline looming for a government closure, the compromise between Obama's Democrats and opposition Republicans requires lawmakers to approve stopgap funding to keep federal agencies running into next week until the budget agreement can be formally enacted.

Republican Congressman Devin Nunes told Reuters that "the deal" -- a plan for $39 billion in spending cuts -- was presented to House Republicans at a closed-door meeting and that most members would vote for it. There was no immediate comment from the White House or congressional Democrats.
More at Reuters

I have heard this would give law makers time to draft the new legistlation.  We'll find out more as the words are put to paper.  Stay tuned.

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    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Mike Thompson (CA-1), a senior member of the House Committee on Ways and Means, today issued the following statement after President Obama, Majority Leader Reid, and Speaker Boehner announced an agreement to keep the government open:

    “I am pleased that Congressional leaders and the president were able to avoid a government shutdown. I look forward to reviewing the final funding bill to ensure it’s the best public policy for the people of our district and our country.”


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