Move sets stage for potential automatic spending cuts and government shutdown in two months.
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Legislation would override President Obama's order lifting the freeze at the end of March.
From tax hikes to a two-month delay in sequestration.
Senate approves measure that would delay automatic spending cuts -- for now.
President indicates final action to prevent automatic spending cuts will have to be part of future agreement.
The dysfunction of our political system is now sapping confidence from businesses and families. It may be the single biggest hurdle standing in the way of our prosperity.
The secretary of State will remain in the hospital for 48 hours.
Deal pending in Congress’s final hours would not prevent across-the-board cuts.
Senate leaders to work together to try to forge last-minute compromise.
Process would not unfold immediately on Jan. 2, and would not be the same across all agencies.