Funding bill would prevent a shutdown at the end of this week and fund the Defense Department for the rest of the year.
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Sweeping reductions in government, safety net contrast with Obama's plan, but revenue assumptions and deficit estimates may not be credible.
Continuing resolution is not scheduled for vote.
Cantor says Obama rejected GOP's new one-week plan.
President says continuing resolutions are "not the way to run a budget."
OMB still has not directed agencies to release their specific contingency plans on how a government hiatus would affect employees.
Agreement offers best cost savings possible without legislative change, officials tell Congress.
President will begin to raise money for 2012 campaign next week.
As shutdown vote and Friday deadline approach, both parties seek a broader budget debate.
Secretary Geithner letter asks Congress for action, projects most precise date yet for hitting ceiling.