Tentative Deal Reached to Avoid 2nd Government Shutdown

Leaders from the Republican-controlled Senate and Democratic-controlled House have tentatively reached a bipartisan deal to fund nine federal departments and avoid another partial government shutdown. The President has not indicated whether he will support the measure.

Current funding, which ended the 35-day shutdown, expires at midnight Friday. The proposal would provide funding through September 30, the end of the fiscal year.

The bipartisan group of representatives and senators that was selected to hash out funding details specifically for the Department of Homeland Security has been working to come to a compromise on border security and immigration issues.