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Published October 17, 2013, 07:52 PM

Government default averted, but many deadlines require immediate attention

With the threat of a government default averted -- there are still more deadlines in the future that require immediate attention. This agreement has re-opened the government and extended the nation's debt ceiling but once again only on a short term basis. The deal requires the house and senate to appoint negotiators to draft a budget by December 13th.

By: Victor Correa, WDAZ

With the threat of a government default averted -- there are still more deadlines in the future that require immediate attention. This agreement has re-opened the government and extended the nation's debt ceiling but once again only on a short term basis. The deal requires the house and senate to appoint negotiators to draft a budget by December 13th. That budget will require approval from both chambers. By January 15th the appropriations committees will have to fund the government in regular fashion and not by continuing resolution. Both North Dakota senators supported Wednesday's deal -- but neither are completely happy with it.

"I think we're all compelled on all sides to not let this happen again -- to not manage by crisis but rather use these next three to four months to actually sit down and negotiate with one another," Kevin Cramer said.

Congressman Cramer says the agreement requires negotiations to take place to help pass a new budget.

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