Shutdown Averted: Boehner, Reid Reach Short-Term Agreement on Budget
11:57 PM, Apr 8, 2011 • By MICHAEL WARREN
House speaker John Boehner has released a statement jointly with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid:
The rider banning funding of abortions in the District of Columbia (a long-standing policy known as the Dornan amendment) is a part of this deal, but the Planned Parenthood defunding was not included. The House will vote on that issue separately, after which the bill is likely to be voted down in the Democratic Senate.
For now, however, the government will remain funded for at least the next six days.