Senate leaders announce tentative budget deal

10/16/13
 
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from FoxNews,
10/16/13:

Senate leaders on Wednesday announced a bipartisan agreement to end the partial government shutdown and raise the debt ceiling, teeing up a string of votes expected later in the day.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Republican Leader Mitch McConnell announced the “important agreement” on the floor.

“The eyes of the world have been on Washington all this week and that is a gross understatement,” Reid said. “The compromise we reached will provide our economy with the stability it desperately needs.”

McConnell lamented that the agreement would not seriously address ObamaCare, but vowed to keep fighting against the law.

“This is far less than many of us had hoped for, frankly, but it is far better than what some had sought,” he said.

The House would still have to act, presuming the Senate approves the bill.

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