Budget compromise clears Senate procedural hurdle
December 17th, 2013
10:44 AM ET
4 months ago

Budget compromise clears Senate procedural hurdle

Washington (CNN) - A federal budget compromise that already passed the U.S. House cleared a key procedural hurdle Tuesday in the Senate, increasing the likelihood it will win final congressional approval this week.

President Barack Obama has signaled his support for the plan worked out by the budget committee leaders in each chamber that would guide government spending into 2015 to defuse the chances of another shutdown such as the one that took place in October.

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  1. Fair is Fair

    tom l

    I'm not sure if there is anything funnier or my ironic than reading all the comments from the "gang" on the lane closures.
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    "the gang" all sit near each other wherever the DNC has them holed up.

    December 17, 2013 12:37 pm at 12:37 pm |
  2. sonny chapman

    Winning-To quote Repubs."Is that any way to run a business"? Except Govt. ain't a For Profit Business. It's meant to serve PEOPLE, the folks the Pope & Jesus talk about. Not some widgets. The more efficient it functions(Govs, operating their own Obamacare Exchanges), the better we all are.

    December 17, 2013 12:41 pm at 12:41 pm |
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