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Congress Set to Pass Budget Compromise, Avert Shutdowni
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December 12, 2013 1:42 AM
The U.S. House of Representatives is set to vote Thursday on a bipartisan budget agreement which would fund the federal government for the next two years. Analysts say the deal would avert the threat of budget showdowns and potential government shutdowns. But it fails to address the fundamental, long-term issue of spending priorities that has divided Congress for the past two years. VOA congressional correspondent Cindy Saine reports from Capitol Hill.

Congress Set to Pass Budget Compromise, Avert Shutdown

Published December 11, 2013

The U.S. House of Representatives is set to vote Thursday on a bipartisan budget agreement which would fund the federal government for the next two years. Analysts say the deal would avert the threat of budget showdowns and potential government shutdowns. But it fails to address the fundamental, long-term issue of spending priorities that has divided Congress for the past two years. VOA congressional correspondent Cindy Saine reports from Capitol Hill.