Congress passes budget deal despite GOP defections
By Alan Silverleib, CNN
Last week a new budget deal was reached and won approval from both the House and the Senate. Now the next step is sending it to President Obama’s office for his signature. It calls for a $38.5 billion cut in spending while funding the government for the rest of the current fiscal year. Now the the White House and Congress can focus on the budget for the next fiscal year in 2012. Without support from both sides the bill would have never survived. As a result Congress will also de – fund Planned Parenthood and Obama’s health care over haul.