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16 min ago | Stars and Stripes
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.
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4 hrs ago | The Washington Post
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.
6 hrs ago | ThinkProgress
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.
Rep. Chris Van Hollen and three campaign finance watchdog groups dropped their lawsuit against the Internal Revenue Service over its rules for nonprofit political activity on Friday, after the agency began a rulemaking process last week.
Now that the IRS has drafted new rules to rein in politically active tax-exempt groups, Rep. Chris Van Hollen and three allied watchdog groups have withdrawn their lawsuit challenging the tax agency to take action.
One week before a self-imposed deadline, congressional negotiators are trying to clinch a two-year budget deal that would set spending levels and soften deep cuts scheduled to take effect next year.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif., center, discusses the unfinished work of Congress and the struggle for Republican and Democratic budget negotiators to reach a compromise, at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., wants unemployment insurance legislation to be passed this year, but she sent conflicting signals Thursday about what Democrats' demands would be.
Congressional budget negotiators are zeroing in on a modest deal to keep the federal government operating while easing the grip of the mandatory automatic spending cuts known as sequestration.