The AP is reporting that House Speaker John Boehner has told Republicans that a budget deal has been struck to avoid a government shutdown. No details yet on who, if anybody, blinked.


A senior Democratic aide tells TPM that the stopgap includes $2 billion in cuts (other reports have pegged it at $3 billion) and the long-term deal includes $38-$39 billion in cuts. That puts the spending cuts very near what Boehner had been seeking all along.

Part of the deal includes a floor vote in the Senate to defund Planned Parenthood, Rep. Jack Kingston (R-GA) tells reporters. That's presumably a symbolic vote that will fail but is in return for Republicans giving up a similar provision in the budget resolution.