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Congress passes bipartisan budget agreement; awaits Obama signature

The U.S. Capitol is seen as the political stare-down in Congress shows no signs of easing, in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013. A funding cutoff for much of the government began Tuesday as a Republican effort to kill or delay the nation's health care law stalled action on a short-term, traditionally routine spending bill. Lawmakers in both parties have ominously suggested the partial shutdown might last for weeks. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Sun-Times Media file photo. 

Congress has reached an agreement on a bipartisan budget deal and now awaits the signature of the president to sign the bill into law, an AP story ran by Chicago Sun-Times reports.

"WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress has sent President Barack Obama bipartisan legislation scaling back across-the-board spending cuts on programs ranging from the Pentagon to the national park system.

The final vote on the measure was 64-36 in the Senate.

The House approved the bill last week."

[Read the entire article on the Chicago Sun-Times]

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