Deal reached to avert transportation shutdown

House and Senate leaders have reached a deal that averts a looming shutdown of federal highway and aviation programs. hit the jump to read the rest of the story. @WiL

Top House Republican Vows No Disaster Aid Hold-Up

A top Republican said Wednesday that the GOP-controlled House will act quickly on any disaster aid request by President Barack Obama and that help for victims of Hurricane Irene and earlier disasters doesn’t necessarily have to be paid for with spending cuts elsewhere in the budget. The Democratic leader of the Senate said the chamber will soon vote on billions of dollars in disaster aid. Funk Flex Find Flex On Google+

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