February 25, 2013


Deal Discussed to Avert Shutdown While Extending Cuts

"Already looking past the current budget impasse gripping the capital, congressional leaders are quietly considering a deal to avert a government shutdown next month--but at the cost of prolonging across-the-board spending cuts," the Wall Street Journal reports.

"Senior aides to House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) have begun discussing a bill being prepared by House Republicans to fund government operations through September. Republicans want the bill to extend operating funds at the lower levels set to kick in Friday and to give more flexibility to the Pentagon to manage its cuts."

"The current funding bill expires March 27, and without an extension or replacement, a partial government shutdown would ensue."










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