Sources: Agreement reached to prevent shutdown
December 15th, 2011
08:46 PM ET
9 years ago

Sources: Agreement reached to prevent shutdown

Washington (CNN) - Congressional negotiators have come to an agreement they believe will prevent a government shutdown, according to several Democratic sources.

Negotiators were signing off on a massive spending bill that funds the government through October 1, 2012, they told CNN Thursday night.


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soundoff (6 Responses)
  1. Jim

    A government shutdown wouldn't be in the best interest of our country. I'm glad to see an agreement reached.

    December 15, 2011 09:16 pm at 9:16 pm |
  2. Larry L

    Big deal. The members of Congress, especially the Tea Party radicals, are miserable failures and need to be recalled. Term limits are a necessity to prevent these criminals from gaining too much power when selling their influence.

    December 15, 2011 10:54 pm at 10:54 pm |
  3. J.V.Hodgson

    When will this administration stop giving in to Republican blackmail? Pipelines have nothing to do with Real jobs or the AJA. If it is environmentally OK fine but it needs to be proved due to the crucial water table it passes over that waters Americas bread basket farms. It can wait the AJA should not.
    In the so called omnibus spending bill there were many addendums from republicans undermining health care and presidential foreign policy powers I am unsure just how the latter has any real relevance to a budget bill.
    If they want to repeal the health care act come up with a ) bill to replace and on passage a bill to repeal Obama care. Stop using that type of action as a basis to sabotage or blackmail passage of other bills from the administration. It really is very childish.

    December 15, 2011 11:00 pm at 11:00 pm |
  4. Wm Rhett Baker

    Prepare for Global Run On Banks by October 1, 2012

    December 15, 2011 11:35 pm at 11:35 pm |
  5. The Greedy Old Pigs have declared class war on US!

    The GOBP deathcult obstructionists continue to ignore the will of two thirds of the American public, including over half the 1%ers, all in service to the hidden elites that have corrupted our government and economy.

    December 16, 2011 07:29 am at 7:29 am |
  6. Anonymous

    Billionaires get bailed out; we get sold out. OWS!

    December 16, 2011 09:50 am at 9:50 am |