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Saturday, April 9, 2011
Government shutdown 2011 avoided with 11th-hour budget deal
Approaching a midnight deadline Friday night, House, Senate, and Obama administration came to agreement on a budget, avoiding a government shutdown. But tough political fights remain.
Speaker of the House John Boehner announces a budget deal in the Capitol in Washington Friday night, April 8, 2011. The US Senate hurriedly passed a stopgap spending bill to fund the federal government for one week to avert a government shutdown at midnight.