A deal to increase the federal debt limit and set some federal budget figures has been struck by Congress and the President, according to many sources out of Washington DC. The deal would raise the debt ceiling through March 2017 and would lift sequestration caps in the budget for fiscal years 2016 and 2017. Currently it appears that long term federal transportation solutions are not included in the agreement. While the plan has not been made public yet, it is expected to be within the next day or two. Congress has only a few days left to act before the current federal debt limit is reached, so time is winding down for an agreement. Additionally, it is believed that there is a desire by many in the Republican caucus to strike an agreement before a new Speaker takes the helm.