Senate Reaches Deal on Shutdown and Debt Ceiling; Will House Go Along?
AP (“Senate leader announces bipartisan budget deal“):
Democratic leader Harry Reid says Senate leaders have reached a bipartisan deal to avoid default and end the government shutdown, now in its 16th day.
Reid made the announcement at the start of the Senate session on Wednesday.
The deal would reopen the government through Jan. 15 and increase the nation’s borrowing authority through Feb. 7.
Reid thanked Republican leader Mitch McConnell for working out an agreement.
It’s being reported that Speaker Boehner is prepared to ram this through the House even if he has to do it mostly with Democratic votes. We shall see.