Breaking: Deal Reached To Fund Federal Government Through The End Of The Fiscal Year
At this point, it’s 11:08pm EDT so this is literally down to the wire, but nonetheless, the deal is apparently done:
WASHINGTON — Perilously close to a midnight deadline, the White House and congressional leaders have reached agreement to cut billions of dollars in spending to avoid the first government shutdown in 15 years.
Details haven’t been disclosed yet, but it apparently involves $39 billion in additional spending cuts, with none of the controversial House GOP riders attached. At some point in the next 52 minutes, a Continuing Resolution will be passed that will allow the House and Senate to put the deal into legislative language.
Postmortem to follow, obviously.