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House, Senate Negotiators Announce Deal To Avert Another Shutdown

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House, Senate Negotiators Announce Deal To Avert Another Shutdown

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House, Senate Negotiators Announce Deal To Avert Another Shutdown

House, Senate Negotiators Announce Deal To Avert Another Shutdown

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House and Senate negotiators said late Thursday that they reached a budget deal. The agreement would restore some of the automatic spending cuts known as sequestration, and includes some relatively small deficit reduction over the next two years. Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., and Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., hammered out the deal, which they characterized as a step in the right direction that would avoid another government shutdown in mid-January if both the House and Senate approve the budget.