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Breaking with his fellow Democratic leaders, Rep. Steny Hoyer on Thursday voted against a bipartisan deal to finance the government for the next two years.
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In order to "pay" for increases to the Defense Budget, military retirees were thrown under the bus in the Ryan/Murray budget agreement.
"They're using our members and they're using the American people for their own goals," Boehner said Wednesday.
Rep. Chris Van Hollen talks at a news conference Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington.
House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., center, speaks with Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., right, the ranking member on the House Budget Committee, with Rep. Nita Lowey, D-N.Y., left, the ranking member of the House Appropriations Committee, as they go before the House Rules Committee to advance the budget compromise struck last ... (more)
Congressional negotiators announced a $1.01 trillion budget agreement on Tuesday that would avoid another government shutdown but deliver an additional round of cuts to federal employees in Maryland.
Democrats, who probably will be needed in large numbers to pass the budget deal in the House, said Wednesday morning that they were still reviewing the agreement and would reserve judgment.
Late Tuesday night, Sen. Patty Murray and Rep. Paul Ryan announced that they had come to an agreement on a budget deal, ending negotiations begun as part of the agreement to re-open the government in October.
Rep. Paul Ryan, the top Republican involved in budget talks, told reporters Tuesday that negotiators were closing in on a deal with a Friday deadline for doing so fast approaching.
A person walks on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, as rain, snow, sleet and freezing rain affected most of the U.S. Mid-Atlantic region on Sunday and into Monday.
Congressional Democrats and Republicans are fighting over whether to extend unemployment benefits set to expire at the end of the month -- a top priority for President Obama -- and appear at odds over how exactly to pay for the approximately $26 billion that a one-year extension would cost.
Almost 11 million people couldn't find a job in November, and for those who don't earn a paycheck, unemployment benefits work for the economy, too, a leading Democrat says.