Sunday, April 10, 2011

President Obama's Weekly Address (4/9/11)

Leaders strike budget deal, avoid government shutdown

Late friday night, leaders in Washington avoided a government shutdown by reaching an agreement on the budget for the remainder of the 2011 fiscal year. In their reactions, Senate Leader Harry Reid and Speaker John Boehner stated that a temporary measure will avoid a government shutdown for the near future while longterm agreement is completed by next week. Here's a breakdown of the deal:



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