Playing nice: Budget talks may start with an extra-friendly tone
October 17th, 2013
07:05 PM ET
1 year ago

Playing nice: Budget talks may start with an extra-friendly tone

Washington (CNN) – Catch your breath. And get ready for another fight. The next fiscal faceoff in Congress is likely to start in just over a week.

That's when the group of nearly 30 lawmakers charged with working out a budget plan for the government plans to hold its first meeting, Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Alabama, told CNN after he and three other top congressional budget leaders sat down Thursday morning. Sessions is the ranking Republican on the Senate Budget Committee.

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Filed under: Congress • Government Shutdown • Jeff Sessions • Patty Murray • Paul Ryan
soundoff (4 Responses)
  1. S. B. Stein

    There needs to be a greater level of civility. Why it wasn't done in the first place is beyond me. I know that I would be doing gatherings of of the state delegation and of the committees that I would be on in Congress to get people to know each other.

    October 17, 2013 10:46 pm at 10:46 pm |
  2. Bettina

    The shut down was Obama's fault .
    He is the leader of the country and yes , the buck stops with him .
    He was a community organizer and an AWOL senator and you gave him the task of running your country , very foolish and dangerous.

    October 18, 2013 01:21 am at 1:21 am |
  3. Marie MD

    Keep all who voted against the US and its citizens after taking an oath to protect our country out of government and DC.

    October 18, 2013 06:33 am at 6:33 am |
  4. Thomas

    Measure twice , cut once is not in the GOP play book .

    October 18, 2013 07:00 am at 7:00 am |