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Bipartisan Budget Deal Up for Vote In Senate As Early As Wednesday

SHUTDOWNWASHINGTON (CNN) — A federal budget agreement that could prevent a government shutdown next year is expected to go for a vote in the Senate as early as Wednesday.

Final approval in the Senate requires a simple majority of 51 votes. Last week, the budget plan easily passed the House with a 332-94 vote.

President Barack Obama has already signaled his support for the plan, which was hashed out by the budget committee leaders in each chamber. The plan would guide government spending into 2015 and defuse the chances of a shutdown like the one that took place in October.

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