Congressional leaders reach budget deal to avoid shutdown


Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.) and House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio), photographed together in April 2011. (Brendan Hoffman/BLOOMBERG)

Under the agreement, Congress would agree to fund the government for six months when the fiscal year expires Sept. 30, setting agency spending for the year at $1.047 trillion.

Read more from The Post’s Rosalind S. Helderman about the spending plan — and the political fight the agreement helps avoid — by clicking here.

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Ed O’Keefe is covering the 2016 presidential campaign, with a focus on Jeb Bush and other Republican candidates. He's covered presidential and congressional politics since 2008. Off the trail, he's covered Capitol Hill, federal agencies and the federal workforce, and spent a brief time covering the war in Iraq.
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