Agreement Reached On Massive Spending Bill

(Washington, DC) -- There's an agreement in Congress on a spending bill that would keep the government open through September. Senator Appropriations Committee chairwoman Barbara Mikulski announced today negotiators have agreed on one-trillion-dollar spending bill. It was expected to be filed tonight for final passage by Saturday. The bill eases some of the across-the-board "sequester" spending cuts by boosting spending on domestic and military programs during the 2014 fiscal year. Another government shutdown was scheduled to occur at midnight Wednesday if Congress was not able approve new spending authority.
The Republican-led House is expected to vote on the measure Wednesday.