Senate Passes Deal to Avoid Shut Down

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The Senate voted 79 to 12 last night in favor of an agreement on spending for disaster relief, that will avert the government shutdown that many feared might happen this week. Funding for government agencies like FEMA will now be extended for six weeks. Senate leaders are hoping the House will pass the deal later this week.

Todd Zwillich, Takeaway Washington correspondent, discusses the political brinkmanship at play. Sandy Gaffney, co-founder of Mobile Home Residents for Equality and Fairness, talks about her struggle to get FEMA funding.