Senator Patty Murray (right) and Congressman Paul Ryan (left) were picked to head a cross-party budget committee in the wake of an October government shutdown
A cross-party Congressional budget committee convened after an October government shutdown has reached an agreement to fund federal services.
The proposed deal finances the government for two years and reduces the federal deficit by $23bn (£14bn).
It also avoids another government shutdown on 15 January when government funding is scheduled to run out. Continue reading “US Congress cross-party budget deal reached”
“I strongly support the goal of a compromise on the budget that allows Congress to repeal or replace the across-the-board, nonsensical cuts due to sequestration. But I strongly believe we can achieve this goal without targeting federal employees who have already been impacted by multiple deficit reduction efforts in the past.”
Sen. Tim Kaine. Read more of his letter to Sen. Murray and Rep. Ryan here: http://bit.ly/1f2ieHr
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