Paul Ryan Announces Plan To Avoid Government Shutdown

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House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) announced Tuesday that an agreement has been reached to fund the government and avoid a government shutdown.

According to CNN, Ryan told Republican members of Congress that a deal has been made for the $1.1 trillion bill. Votes are expected later this week.

From CNN‎:

They also struck a deal on a broad package of tax breaks worth about of $800 billion. Bipartisan negotiators worked for months narrowing their differences over agency-by-agency spending priorities as well as scores of controversial policy provisions members of each party wanted added to the must-pass measure. The breakthrough came days before lawmakers are set to leave Washington for the holidays. The government is currently set to run out of money Wednesday at midnight, but leaders are prepared to pass another short-term funding measure lasting a few days as they move to approve the broader bill.


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