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With a last-minute budget deal, Congress averted a federal government shutdown Friday night and created provisions to complete and process the bill next week in Washington after a strenuous week of debating the nation's future fiscal responsibilities.
The Friday deal included $38.5 billion in spending cuts while prolonging debates on policy matters such as Planned Parenthood. Fiscal measures such as raising the debt ceiling and the 2012 budget are expected to come into play in the upcoming weeks.
President Obama signed a short term spending deal Saturday that allows the government to pay for federal operations through next Friday, where the 2011 budget is expected to be signed off by lawmakers.
The White House posted a statement Saturday on their web site explaining their perspective of the budget cuts.
"Today, small businesses will no longer worry or have to wait on a loan to open or expand their business, families will receive the mortgages they applied for, and hundreds of thousands of government workers, including our brave men and women in uniform, will continue to receive paychecks on time," the statement read. "We avoided deep cuts in international programs that, among other things, threaten our transition out of Iraq." [...]
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