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article imageU.S. Senate bi-partisan deal prepares for vote to end shutdown

By Nancy Houser     Oct 16, 2013 in Politics
Washington - CNN reports that at noon today, a Senate deal is now ready for a formal announcement, hopefully avoiding a government shutdown tomorrow. A Republican Senate aide reported this to CNN Chief Congressional Correspondent Dana Bash.
An earlier announcement was made by GOP Senator Kelly Ayotte, stating that the Senate leaders had worked out a deal. Special steps by both the House and Senate will need to be taken to get the measure passed, reported CNN, After that, it will go to President Obama's office before the government money runs out.
"I understand that they've come to an agreement but I'm going to let the leader announce that," Ayotte said.
The question is, will the hard-liners slow it down again?
Tweets are stating that, "no one knows how many House Rs will vote for the Senate plan. Two senior sources independently said fewer than 40."
But then, the tweets are also saying nobody is talking about getting rid of John Boehner, either. Rep. Jordan on getting rid of Boehner: "There's absolutely no talk of anything along those lines." But this may change in the Tea Party, with Boehner's next move.
Per Sen sources, Boehner has agreed to take up the Senate's plan and allow it to pass with Dem votes.
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