The House passed the bipartisan budget deal.
It may help avoid another government shutdown, but anyone who flies should be prepared to pay up.
The new deal nearly doubles the TSA security fees paid by airline passengers.
Congressman Paul Ryan, who helped craft the budget deal, defended the higher fees, but does the math really add up?
Tom Foreman breaks it down.
The House voted 332 to 94 to pass the bipartisan budget deal.
It brings us one step closer to avoiding a government shutdown and a rare break from Washington gridlock.
But plenty of Democrats and Republicans still have some hangups about the bill as it heads to the Senate.
Chief Congressional Correspondent Dana Bash reports for OutFront.
Wow! A budget deal in Washington.
If passed by the House and Senate, it would set federal spending levels and eliminate arbitrary forced spending cuts scheduled to hit in mid-January.
But not everyone is hailing the bipartisan budget deal in Washington a victory. Lawmakers on both sides have some pretty big concerns.
A big issue for some Democrats - the deal doesn't extend emergency unemployment benefits for more than one million long-term jobless Americans.
"In terms of unemployment benefits, the president feels strongly that those unemployment benefits should be extended," Deputy Press Secretary Josh Earnest said.
Still the President says he'll sign the bill if it passes through both Houses of Congress.
"This agreement doesn't include everything I'd like - and I know many Republicans feel the same way. That's the nature of compromise. But it's a good sign that Democrats and Republicans in Congress were able to come together and break the cycle of short-sighted, crisis-driven decision-making to get this done," Obama said in a statement.
But will it get that far?
OutFront: Congressman Tim Huelskamp (R-KS).
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(CNN) – Former Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul indicated Monday that his son, Sen. Rand Paul from Kentucky, will likely run for president in 2016.
"I think he probably will. I mean, he's been on TV hinting that he very well might," Paul, a former congressman from Texas, said of his son's presidential aspirations to CNN's Jake Tapper appearing on "Erin Burnett OutFront."
A junior senator and tea party favorite, Rand Paul has said that he hasn’t decided on a possible run.
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Paul, also a doctor whose bids in 2008 and 2012 for the GOP nomination were fueled largely by a strong Libertarian backing, said his son would ultimately make up his own mind but said he jokes that he should be careful what he wishes for.
"I kiddingly say that advice I give him (is) he better be very careful; (if) he's doing well, he might get elected, and that's a great burden and a major responsibility," Paul said, adding that he thinks Rand Paul is "handling himself quite well."
President Obama launched a three-week public relations blitz Tuesday to tout the benefits of his signature legislation.
"Our poor execution in the first couple months on the website clouded the fact that there are a whole bunch of people who stand to benefit," Obama said. "Now that the website's working for the vast majority of people, we need to make sure that folks refocus on what's at stake here."
But Republicans aren't buying it.
"This bill is fundamentally flawed. It's causing people to lose the doctor of their choice, causing them to lose their health plan and if that isn't enough, they're having to pay much higher prices at the same time," House Speaker John Boehner said at press conference.
So how does this fight end?
OutFront: Democratic Congressman Luis Gutierrez; Republican Congressman Devin Nunes, and CNN's Chief Congressional Correspondent Dana Bash.