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A task force led by Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., and Republican Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin has reached a budget deal that protects health research, Head Start, education and the Pentagon from some $65 billion in across-the-board cuts over the next two years.
How would you like to be based at one post, or at least one area, for the bulk of your career? House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and Senate Budget Committee Chairwoman Patty Murray, D-Wash., announce Dec. 10 a tentative agreement between Republican and Democratic negotiators on a government spending plan.
CNN's Lisa Desjardins reports that bipartisan budget negotiators have reached a deal that would set government spending levels and eliminate arbitrary forced spending cuts scheduled to hit early next year.
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Watch out, Tortilla Coast. House Budget Chairman and restaurant staff alumnus Paul D. Ryan is recommending dinner at Burrito Brothers at 205 Pennsylvania Ave. SE as Capitol Hill awaits a budget deal.
Conservative groups are criticizing a budget compromise negotiated by Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., to avoid a government shutdown in January.
A senior House Republican emerges from a closed door meeting of his conference and declares his optimism that a deal is at hand ... Rep. Paul Ryan and Sen. Patty Murray are close to a budget agreement that would set spending levels for two years and reorganize budget cuts set to take hold in 2014.
For the first time since taking office, the majority of Americans are unhappy with the job President Obama is doing, according to a new poll.
Washington fix-it insider joins the Obama White House Why it's a vote of confidence in current Chief of Staff Denis McDonough New NBC/WSJ poll out first thing tomorrow morning GOP base gets tested as elected officials 1) back away from health-care repeal, and 2) work on budget agreement with Democrats Here's another establishment-vs.-Tea Party ... (more)
When it's Washington and we are talking budgets. The latest deadline about nothing comes up later this week as Rep. PauL Ryan and Patty Murray try to hash out a small-bore deal to replace some of the sequester spending.
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If we are going to get a deal to replace the sequester, which looks likely, perhaps one key reason may be as follows: This time, the incentives favor Republicans showing they can enter into the basic give and take of governing.
By DAVID ESPO AP Special Correspondent WASHINGTON - Prospects dimmed Monday for a quick extension of expiring unemployment benefits as Republican officials said they would not agree to include a renewal in any year-end budget deal.
Joe Davidson writes the Federal Diary, a column about the federal workplace that celebrated its 80th birthday in November 2012.
While it appears Congress is getting closer to reaching a long-term budget deal , Rep. Steve Scalise of Louisiana, chairman of the Republican Study Committee, and about 20 other GOP conservatives have sent a letter to push for another continuing resolution at sequester levels.
House and Senate negotiators were putting the finishing touches Sunday on what would be the first successful budget accord since 2011, when the battle over a soaring national debt first paralyzed Washington.
If there's a chance - if we can break the fever, end the cycle, or just do enough to come up with any new metaphor for Washington dysfunction - this is the week it all has to come together.