Deal Reached To Avoid Government Shutdown


It appears the federal government is going to avoid an election year shutdown. In the afternoon, House Democrats have agreed to a deal with the Trump administration on a bill to keep the government funded through December 11th. Funding was set to run out on September 30th.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi noted a deal was reached that also helps farmers and adds money for nutrition support for "hungry schoolchildren and families." That means government is one critical step closer to staying open.

With eight days until a shutdown, the House passed a bipartisan bill last night. It had been delayed after Democrats left out money for farmers, which is what President Trump wanted. The bill keeps the government funded through December 11th. The bill now moves to the Senate and if passed, it will move to Trump’s desk for signing.

Source: Wall Street Journal