Lawmakers provide some glimmers of hope in Washington
December 15th, 2013
11:24 AM ET
4 months ago

Lawmakers provide some glimmers of hope in Washington

Washington (CNN) – That warm and fuzzy feeling lawmakers had on Capitol Hill last week for doing their jobs and finally passing a budget continued into the weekend, as the architects of the deal patted each other on the back for a job well done.

The House overwhelmingly passed a bill based on a bipartisan agreement crafted by House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan and Sen. Patty Murray, chairwoman of the Senate’s Budget Committee.
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Paul Ryan: Boehner ‘just got his Irish up’
December 15th, 2013
11:05 AM ET
4 months ago

Paul Ryan: Boehner ‘just got his Irish up’

Washington (CNN) – House Speaker John Boehner was peeved last week at conservative groups that blasted a bipartisan budget agreement before one was even announced. But House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan said it was really just that Irish temper of his.

"I think John just kind of got his Irish up. He was frustrated that these groups came out against our budget agreement before we reached a budget agreement. I was frustrated too,” Ryan said on NBC’s “Meet The Press.”
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Filed under: Budget • Congress • House • John Boehner • Paul Ryan
December 11th, 2013
05:49 PM ET
4 months ago

Rep. Paul Ryan: We have the votes to pass the budget deal

(CNN) - Congressional negotiators reached a bipartisan budget compromise on Tuesday that would prevent another government shutdown, if approved by the House and Senate.

House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan forged the deal with his Senate counterpart, Patty Murray.

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December 11th, 2013
07:44 AM ET
4 months ago

Patty Murray emerges as bipartisan figure after budget deal

(CNN) - "We have broken through the partisanship and the gridlock," Sen. Patty Murray, one of two chief budget negotiators, said of Tuesday's deal to avoid another government shutdown.

Murray, a Democrat from Washington state serving her fourth term, is considered a steady hand in the Senate who shuns grandstanding and garners respect from both sides of the aisle.

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Filed under: Budget • Patty Murray • Paul Ryan
Ryan says budget negotiators are closing in on deal
December 10th, 2013
03:53 PM ET
4 months ago

Ryan says budget negotiators are closing in on deal

Washington (CNN) - 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.

"We're making really good progress. We're getting close. Don't have a timeline for you," Ryan said.
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Filed under: Budget • Patty Murray • Paul Ryan
No budget deal this week
December 5th, 2013
07:25 PM ET
4 months ago

No budget deal this week

Washington (CNN) - Note to anyone watching the high-stakes, trillion-dollar budget talks in Washington: you can take a break from constantly checking for a deal. Senior Republican and Democratic aides tell CNN that the two leaders running negotiations have left Washington for the weekend and any agreement is not expected until next week.

House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan has returned to Wisconsin and Senate Budget Chairman Patty Murray is in Washington state, the aides confirm.
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Paul Ryan, Patty Murray inching closer to a budget deal, aides say
December 4th, 2013
08:46 PM ET
4 months ago

Paul Ryan, Patty Murray inching closer to a budget deal, aides say

Washington (CNN) – The Republican congressman and Democratic senator charged with hashing out a federal budget deal are "closer" to an agreement but not there yet, according to senior aides in both parties.

A senior Democratic aide tells CNN that House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan and Senate Budget Committee Chairwoman Patty Murray met Wednesday afternoon and are narrowing down the issues in a potential spending deal.
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Filed under: Budget • Patty Murray • Paul Ryan
Congressional budget talks at critical point
December 2nd, 2013
09:51 PM ET
5 months ago

Congressional budget talks at critical point

Washington (CNN) - Congressional budget talks have entered a pivotal phase with some lawmakers working to lower expectations. But the two top negotiators and their staff have outlined how a possible deal, if they agree on one, could get through the House and Senate.

House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wisconsin, and Senate Budget Committee Chairman Patty Murray, D-Washington, are leading a conference committee convened to work out differences between House and Senate budget resolutions.

The marquee issue is more forced spending cuts, or sequester, set to take effect in mid-January.
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Gov. Walker says Rep. Paul Ryan is 'exception' to 2016 D.C. outsider ideal
November 20th, 2013
10:32 PM ET
5 months ago

Gov. Walker says Rep. Paul Ryan is 'exception' to 2016 D.C. outsider ideal

(CNN) - Gov. Scott Walker said that fellow Wisconsinite Rep. Paul Ryan is the exception the his ideal Republican 2016 presidential candidate being from outside the Washington beltway.

Walker, a potential 2016 hopeful himself, recently told ABC that his ideal standard bearer for the GOP in the next presidential election would be an "outsider" and "former or current governor."
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Filed under: 2016 • Paul Ryan • Scott Walker • Wisconsin
Does GOP's 2016 nominee need to be a governor? Ryan says no
November 19th, 2013
06:08 PM ET
5 months ago

Does GOP's 2016 nominee need to be a governor? Ryan says no

Washington (CNN) – Republican Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin wasted no time on Tuesday swatting away a question about whether the GOP's 2016 presidential nominee needed to be a governor.

"No," Ryan said quickly. "Next question."
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Filed under: 2016 • Paul Ryan
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