Senate expected to pass budget bill - narrowly
December 13th, 2013
07:56 PM ET
9 years ago

Senate expected to pass budget bill - narrowly

(CNN) - It was smooth sailing in the House, but things are looking much tighter in the Senate for a bipartisan budget proposal that aims to avert another government shutdown and relax sweeping forced spending cuts.

Still, despite strong opposition from Republicans to the compromise, supporters are within striking distance of rounding up the votes they need to pass it in the Senate next week.


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  1. Woman In California

    What a country. We voted democratically for the president we want, only to get an undemocratic congress (through gerrymandering) who vote against the president we voted for. Will this insanity ever end?

    December 13, 2013 08:56 pm at 8:56 pm |
  2. Thomas

    I bet the Green Eggs and Ham Man voted no .

    Sarah Palin / Ted Cruz 2016
    Washington Outsiders with a New Vision ?

    December 13, 2013 10:22 pm at 10:22 pm |
  3. ED1

    The only thing Reid knows about a budget is DOA that is why were are in the shape we are right now.

    Reid want to give everything away so he can get votes for his party if he knew how to balance a check book he might know you can't spend what you don't have.

    I am tired of working for the Government six months every year of my wages to pay taxes the Senate doesn't have a clue about anything except DOA and spend what you don't have.

    December 13, 2013 10:56 pm at 10:56 pm |
  4. California

    Harry Reid will make sure this bill fails. It's what he does.

    December 14, 2013 12:55 am at 12:55 am |
  5. Guest

    Protect spending that feeds massive defense contractors and buys tanks/planes we don't need to fight enemies we don't have but cut retirement benefits for those who gave up the best years of their working lives to serve this country. Awesome. I'm just glad I'm young enough to get out and take my skills to one of those defense contractors to get paid.

    December 14, 2013 09:27 am at 9:27 am |
  6. Rick McDaniel

    The deficit is going to rise to 18 trillion..........and will continue to rise by a trillion every year, Obama remains in office.

    December 14, 2013 10:40 am at 10:40 am |