Following recent grim economic forecasts, Congress returns from summer recess to pass final budget items.
The U.S. Senate Thursday approved a 2002 budget plan that features a smaller tax cut than President Bush sought, but paves the way for a reduction in government spending.
Congress adjourned Friday evening as Senators -- after several threats of filibusters -- passed a budget spending package to keep the government running.
The four-member coalition of Midwestern senators protesting milk price controls within the federal budget passed in the House have indicated their filibuster will end overnight.
House Democrats and Republicans voted to pass a bipartisan budget package Thursday evening, ending fears of another government shutdown.
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