Key dispute resolved in budget talks: Sen. Durbin

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Posted: Apr 08, 2011 9:17 PM
Key dispute resolved in budget talks: Sen. Durbin

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Assistant Senate Democratic Leader Richard Durbin said on Friday that a dispute over federal funding for family planning agencies has been resolved in the ongoing U.S. budget negotiations.

Durbin also urged House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner to accept a budget funding level that Durbin said Boehner agreed to at the White on Thursday night. House Republicans are to meet later on Friday to discuss the status of budget talks -- just hours before funding is set to expire at midnight.

(Reporting by Richard Cowan and Thomas Ferraro; editing by Philip Barbara)