July 31, 2012
Well, it’s official! Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and House Speaker John Boehner have reached a deal to keep the federal government funded for six months, meaning there will be no threat of a government shutdown when the federal fiscal year ends September 30th. The funding deal would keep government spending at current levels through March 2013. Both chambers of Congress will likely vote on the resolution when they return from the August recess the second week in September.