October 14th, 2013
10:06 PM ET

Will Senate deal pass?

Deal or no deal?

It appears a deal on the debt ceiling and the government shutdown may finally be in sight.

For Senate leaders, bitter history morphs into working relationship on deal

Here's what we know about the deal both Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and his Republican counterpart, Mitch McConnell are crafting. It would:

  • Keep the government funded until January 15th 2014
  • Create a December 13th deadline for a budget deal
  • Raise the Debt Ceiling until February 15th

White House meeting with congressional leaders postponed

OutFront: Democratic Senator Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota is part of a group of about a dozen moderate, bipartisan senators who laid the groundwork for the deal leaders Reid and McConnell are working on right now.

Filed under: Government Shutdown • News • Politics
soundoff (3 Responses)
  1. Dave Snelson

    I've heard the media say the American public has a short memory. Given the number of times some of our representatives have been reelected, there must be something to this assertion. I would ask the media to please remind us of this shutdown during each election over the next six years.

    October 15, 2013 at 7:20 pm | Reply
  2. Adam

    I wish the voters could do a recall election of all these republicans that are holding the government hostage. If it was legal I'm sure Americans would hold recall elections a rood the country and boot these radicals out so our government could get back to work.

    October 15, 2013 at 7:18 pm | Reply
  3. John Tidrow

    Do you think an underlining issue is to cause a default so that it can be said "The First Default happened on the First Black Presidents term? If the Sides over play this nobody will remember congress just who was President at the time.

    October 15, 2013 at 12:32 pm | Reply

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