as of now- they punted, again. No budget for 2013, thats a pipe dream apparently.....another Continuing Resolution. They just cannot do their jobs, period. Totally dysfunctional gov.. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and House Speaker John Boehner today announced a six-month agreement to avert a government shutdown. But the deal punts a larger spending battle to next January after whoever gets elected this November takes office. Weve got an agreement, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said today following the Democrats weekly caucus lunch. This is very good, because we can resolve these critical issues that directly affect the country soon as the elections over and move on to do good things. It puts this out of the way, and thats very important. Congress will not pass the legislation before the August recess, but leaders said they expect to vote on it shortly after returning from a five-week recess September 10. During the August district work period, committee members and their staff will write legislation that can be passed by the House and Senate in September and sent to President Obama to be signed into law, Boehner, R-Ohio, wrote in a statement announcing the deal. The White House called the deal a welcome development. The President has made clear that it is essential that the legislation to fund the government adheres to the funding levels agreed to by both parties last year, and not include ideological or extraneous policy riders, White House press secretary Jay Carney wrote in a statement. The President will work with leaders in both parties to sign a bill that accomplishes these goals. Current funding runs out on Sept 30, leaving just eight legislative days on the House schedule after Labor Day to get something passed through both chambers. An appropriations aide said the committee wont even start writing [the continuing resolution] until we get updated info from CBO/OMB in late August. more at- Congress Strikes Deal to Fund Government…For Now - ABC News I guess they just had to do something to validate their month off....what a mess.