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Senate cuts deal, House followsTell North Platte what you think
 

Despite a valiant, extreme attempt to create some strong conservative government policies, the U.S. House of Representatives followed the Senate late Wednesday night and caved to pressure to reopen the government.

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The Senate voted 81-19 late Wednesday in favor of an agreement negotiated by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to keep the government fully funded into early next year.

The deal also tentatively set the table for more negotiations on the budget and government spending.

The House vote was 285-144.

The agreement makes no significant changes in President Obama’s healthcare reform, something a strong core of House Republicans had staunchly demanded, according to a Chicago Times report.

However, the deal ends a political standoff that shut down federal programs for 16 days and it will put hundreds of thousands of federal workers back on the payroll.


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The North Platte Bulletin - Published 10/17/2013
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