It was ugly to watch, but at least congressional leaders reached a budget deal late Friday. Now lawmakers need to approve it this week and move on. Though they wanted more than $38.5 billion in spending cuts, members of Kansas’ delegation should support the deal, as it is a reasonable compromise that avoids a government shutdown. And though they also wanted to defund Planned Parenthood — even though its federal funding already can’t be used to pay for abortions — it is not reasonable to expect that such social policy changes be part of a budget deal.
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