Joe Donnelly, D-Indiana, was one of a bipartisan group of senators who helped jump-start talks to reopen the federal government.
The deal would fund the government until January 15 and raise the debt ceiling through February 7.
The House passed the bill that extends the federal debt limit by a vote of 285-144. Only one of Indiana's representatives voted against it.
$3.5 billion in education funding is now in jeopardy as the supercommittee's deadline looms — and the cuts could hurt some Indiana districts harder than others.
The deal is opposed by both Democratic and Republican representatives from Indiana. 3 Hoosier congressmen voted for the bill.
Members of Congress are closer to a debt ceiling deal, but experts say the future is still uncertain.
There was some danger that programs administered by the state, but paid for mostly by the federal government would be hurt by failing to raise the debt ceiling
Hamilton said even when a deal is reached, the damage has already been done because the debate diverted attention away from more serious economic issues
IU Professor of Economics John Mikesell says the probability of Congress coming up with a proper solution isn’t looking good.
Daniels said Congressional Republicans need to accept that they can‘t solve the problem in a single stroke