Lawmakers Reach Deal to Avert Shutdown

Lawmakers Reach Deal to Avert Shutdown

Michael Brochstein/Sipa USA

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said Tuesday evening that she had reached an agreement with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on a three-month funding deal that would avert a shutdown of the federal government when the current fiscal year ends on September 30.

Pelosi said the continuing resolution to extend government funding would include $8 billion in nutrition assistance for children, as well as additional oversight for a relief program that provides aid to farmers.

"We have reached an agreement with Republicans on the [continuing resolution] to add nearly $8 billion in desperately needed nutrition assistance for hungry schoolchildren and families. We also increase accountability in the Commodity Credit Corporation, preventing funds for farmers from being misused for a Big Oil bailout," Pelosi said in a statement.

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) said he expects to hold a vote Tuesday night.