Budget compromise will restore funding to Head Start programs

By WEEK Producer

Budget compromise will restore funding to Head Start programs

January 14, 2014 Updated Jan 15, 2014 at 12:17 PM CDT

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- On Tuesday, Congress actually made a budget compromise to keep government going through October, ending the harmful cuts of sequestration and the chance of a government shutdown.

The deal helps real people, many of them very young, by reversing a 5-percent cut in Head Start funding.

The President said helping programs like Head Start was a goal of the new budget.

“Most importantly we want to make sure that every American is able to benefit from that recovery and we are not leaving any one behind,” he said.

The trillion dollar bipartisan spending bill prevents another government shutdown.

The U.S. House voted Tuesday for 3 days of temporary funding. The main measure is set to pass this week.

The new budget also restores Pentagon funding for warships and planes and raises soldiers' pay.

There is more for highways and research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Saturday mail delivery is saved. Obamacare is untouched but high speed rail gets cut.

Not included in the deal is hiking the debt ceiling or extending unemployment benefits.