Five percent in cuts by example
January 6th, 2011
05:11 PM ET
4 years ago

Five percent in cuts by example

Washington (CNN) - The Republicans are looking to lead by example cutting their own office budgets by 5 percent. Rep. John Campbell (R-CA) is one member who's taking the effort to heart by making difficult choices-and he bristles at the suggestion the effort isn't meaningful.

"Outside (of) the entitlement programs, this is how we're going to do this... a bite at a time, finding various departments, various agencies, various places where we can save $10 million, $20 million, $30 million… and start adding (it) up to get the deficit down."
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Hill Hallways: House Democratic Leader has 'serious reservations' about tax deal
December 7th, 2010
04:19 PM ET
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Hill Hallways: House Democratic Leader has 'serious reservations' about tax deal

Washington (CNN) – Maryland Rep. Chris Van Hollen, a member of the House Democratic leadership, said Tuesday he has "serious reservations" about President Obama's tax cut agreement with Republicans.

Van Hollen, who represented House Democrats in tax cut talks with administration officials and Republicans, spoke to reporters as he headed into House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's office for an afternoon leadership meeting.
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Hill Hallways: Sen. Snowe Welcomes Tax Cut Agreement
December 7th, 2010
03:13 PM ET
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Hill Hallways: Sen. Snowe Welcomes Tax Cut Agreement

Washington (CNN) - Republican Sen. Olympia Snowe of Maine said Tuesday the tax cut deal between President Obama and Republican leaders is an "outstanding way to move forward and welcome the bipartisanship that was evident."

When asked whether it changes the relationship between Republicans and Democrats in Congress, Snowe said, "hopefully it creates a new dynamic," adding that it could perhaps be a "template" for how to proceed on other issues.

This "demonstrated it's possible to achieve consensus" and "work across party lines," Snowe said.


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