Monday, December 16, 2013

Budget Deal Now Has Enough Votes to Pass Senate

Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.) appears to have the votes needed to push a budget agreement over the finish line. (AP)
A bipartisan budget agreement has been passed by the house and now looks like it will likely pass in the senate. Assuming that all 55 members of the Democratic caucus vote yes, they needed the support of only 5 republican members to get the bill passed. Today, Senator Orrin G. Hatch delivered the 5th republican vote stating that the bill ultimately upholds conservative standards and is the best that they could get. Republicans remain upset that the Democrats have changed procedural rules regarding presidential nominees and liberal Democrats aren't happy that the bill does not extend unemployment insurance to many jobless citizens.

This article doesn't go into too much detail on the actual bill itself but does give many senator's opinions on the bill. If you are interested in reading more you can review the full article at:

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