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Federal Budget Deal Includes D.C. Spending Victory

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D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray (right) and Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.). (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray (right) and Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.). (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

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WASHINGTON — The deal to end the federal government shutdown includes a victory for the District of Columbia government.

The bill signed early Thursday by the president funds the government through Jan. 15, but it allows the district to spend local funds through September.

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray says he’s relieved the city won’t have to worry about becoming collateral damage if the government shuts down again.

The shutdown had prevented the district government from spending local tax dollars and the city has been running on emergency funds. Officials said this week that the city had nearly exhausted those funds, but they had identified additional reserve funds.

Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, who represents D.C. in Congress, says district residents must now move “for full budget autonomy.”

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