There is some progress at Capitol Hill. Bipartisan House and Senate negotiators are announcing a deal on a new budget plan to avoid another government shutdown, but they haven’t crossed the finish line yet.
Republican Congressman Paul Ryan and Democratic Senator Patty Murray made the announcement this afternoon. They have spent the past two months hammering out the details. But the House and Senate must still vote on the agreement.
If approved, it would avoid another government shutdown in mid-January. President Barack Obama called the budget a “good first step.”