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Compromise On Federal Budget Plan Passes House

December 16th, 2013 by WCBC Radio

A compromise federal budget plan that would remove the threat of a government shutdown for two years won easy approval last week from the Republican-controlled U.S. House. The deal worked out by House Budget Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan and Senate Budget Committee Chairwoman Patty Murray passed on a 332-94 vote and now goes to the Democratic-led Senate, which is expected to approve it this coming week in a very close vote.  It represented rare convergence between the two parties on government spending after two years of bitter debate and political brinksmanship that included the 16-day shutdown in October. Count Maryland democrat, Senator Barbara Mikulski among those with the rare bi-partisan cooperation….


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