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Senate Approves Budget Deal, Goes To President Next For Approval

A budget spending plan has been approved by the Senate and is awaiting the signature of President Barack Obama for final approval.

12/18/2013

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House Passes Bipartisan Budget Deal

A plan to set the federal budget for the next two years passed in the House with a large bipartisan vote of 332-94.

12/12/2013

U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Rep. Sen. Coburn: Budget Agreement Fails To Address Wasteful Spending

A leading congressional deficit hawk says a bipartisan budget agreement hammered out on Capitol Hill is mostly a patch-work approach that fails to address wasteful spending that is contributing to a ballooning federal debt.

12/11/2013

WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 10:  Senate Budget Committee Chairman Patty Murray (D-WA) and House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) hold a press conference to announce a bipartisan budget deal, the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013, at the U.S. Capitol on December 10, 2013 in Washington, DC. The $85 billion agreement would set new spending levels for the next two years and create $63 billion in so-called 'sequester relief.'  (Photo by T.J. Kirkpatrick/Getty Images)

Congressional Budget Leaders Announce Deal To Keep Gov’t Out of “Crisis-to-Crisis” Mode

Budget leaders in Congress have announced a deal that they say will keep the government from operating in “crisis-to-crisis” mode for the foreseeable future.

12/10/2013

File photo of U.S. Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) (credit: T.J. Kirkpatrick/Getty Images)

Outraged Senator: ‘Pentagon Has Major Problem On Its Hands’ with Sex Cases

Lawmakers say they’re outraged that for the second time this month a member of the armed forces assigned to help prevent sexual assaults in the military is under investigation for alleged sexual misconduct.

05/15/2013

Senator Patty Murray and Secretary Shaun Donovan speak at the Robin Hood Veterans Summit at Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum on May 7, 2012 in New York City. (credit: Craig Barritt/Getty Images)

Senator Jokes About Speaker Boehner’s ‘Plan B’

A Democratic senator is joking that, with House Speaker John Boehner embracing “Plan B,” women’s issues are progressing in Congress.

12/20/2012