Per Politico, Reid and McConnell have struck a deal. But will it pass the House? Apparently it will, because Boehner is going to go ahead and allow a vote even though it will certainly not get the support of House conservatives:
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell will soon announce an agreement to reopen the government and avert default on U.S. debt, according to several sources familiar with the talks.
The leaders are expected to unveil the accord on the Senate floor at noon.
The House is prepared to move on the Senate’s bill first, sources say, a move that would clear a path to end the first government shutdown in 17 years and avoid an economy-shaking default on U.S. debt. House Republican leadership said there’s no decision yet on whether to move the bill first.
“No decision has been made about how or when a potential Senate agreement could be voted on in the House,” said Boehner spokesman Michael Steel.
Now I will say this: Politico’s sources are unnamed, so you basically have to trust Politico, and I would trust Edwin Edwards before I would trust Politico. But…