Senate Democrats

Reid Announces Deal With House, White House To Fund Government Through First Quarter Of 2013

September Vote on Six-Month CR Would Provide Stability for Fall Fiscal Negotiations

Washington, D.C.Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced an agreement with House Speaker John Boehner and President Barack Obama on a six-month Continuing Resolution (CR) that will avoid a government shutdown while funding the government at $1.047 trillion.

“This agreement reached between the Senate, the House and the White House provides stability for the coming months, when we will have to resolve critical issues that directly affect middle class families. The funding levels in the six-month CR will correspond to the top-line funding level of $1.047 trillion. I hope that we can face the challenges ahead in the same spirit of compromise.”