Thune will vote for budget bill today, predicts passageSen. John Thune said he expects the Senate and House to approve a fiscal year 2011 budget bill today.
The bill came together after a compromise was reached between congressional Republicans and President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats last week. The deal that was struck late Friday averted a shutdown of the federal government but set a Thursday deadline to pass a 2011 budget bill that tops $3.6 trillion.
By: Tom Lawrence, The Daily Republic