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Punchbowl News' Jake Sherman on Congress $1.6T spending deal: They still have to pass legislation

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Congress Reaches Bipartisan Spending Agreement

Congress has reached a $1.6 trillion bipartisan spending agreement, boosting efforts to avoid a government shutdown. The agreement comes as lawmakers aim to pass a short-term funding measure to buy more time for negotiations. This deal will fund the government through December 3rd and increase the debt ceiling. It also includes disaster aid for areas affected by recent hurricanes and wildfires. The agreement is seen as an important step forward in stabilizing the economy and preventing a potential shutdown.