Capitol Hill Budget Wrangling

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US Rep. Paul Ryan, R-WI, walks to a meeting at the Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on October 16, 2013. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Wednesday that a deal had been reached with Republican leaders to end a fiscal impasse that has threatened the United States with default. Reid, speaking from the Senate floor, said the agreement called for reopening the federal government with a temporary budget until January 15 and to extend US borrowing authority until February 7. AFP Photo/Jewel Samad (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
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US House Speaker John Boehner walks to a meeting at the Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on October 16, 2013. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Wednesday that a deal had been reached with Republican leaders to end a fiscal impasse that has threatened the United States with default. Reid, speaking from the Senate floor, said the agreement called for reopening the federal government with a temporary budget until January 15 and to extend US borrowing authority until February 7. AFP Photo/Jewel Samad (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
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US House Speaker John Boehner walks to a meeting at Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on October 16, 2013. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Wednesday that a deal had been reached with Republican leaders to end a fiscal impasse that has threatened the United States with default. Reid, speaking from the Senate floor, said the agreement called for reopening the federal government with a temporary budget until January 15 and to extend US borrowing authority until February 7. AFP Photo/Jewel Samad (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
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US Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-KY, heads for the Senate floor at the Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on October 16, 2013. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Wednesday that a deal had been reached with Republican leaders to end a fiscal impasse that has threatened the United States with default. Reid, speaking from the Senate floor, said the agreement called for reopening the federal government with a temporary budget until January 15 and to extend US borrowing authority until February 7. AFP Photo/Jewel Samad (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
Negotiations Continue On Capitol Hill One Day Before Debt Limit Deadline
Negotiations Continue On Capitol Hill One Day Before Debt Limit Deadline
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 16: U.S. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) speaks to members of the media after a meeting with the Senate Republicans at the U.S. Capitol October 16, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Senate Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) and Minority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced that they have reached to an agreement to raise the debt ceiling and bring the government shutdown to an end. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Negotiations Continue On Capitol Hill One Day Before Debt Limit Deadline
Negotiations Continue On Capitol Hill One Day Before Debt Limit Deadline
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 16: U.S. Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) speaks to members of the media after a meeting with the Senate Republicans at the U.S. Capitol October 16, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Senate Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) and Minority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced that they have reached to an agreement to raise the debt ceiling and bring the government shutdown to an end. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Negotiations Continue On Capitol Hill One Day Before Debt Limit Deadline
Negotiations Continue On Capitol Hill One Day Before Debt Limit Deadline
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 16: U.S. Senate Minority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is surrounded by members of the media as he reutrns to his office from the Senate Chamber at the U.S. Capitol October 16, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Senate Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) and McConnell announced that they have reached to an agreement to raise the debt ceiling and bring the government shutdown to an end. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Negotiations Continue On Capitol Hill One Day Before Debt Limit Deadline
Negotiations Continue On Capitol Hill One Day Before Debt Limit Deadline
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 16: U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) speaks to members of the media after a meeting with the Senate Republicans at the U.S. Capitol October 16, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. After Senate Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) and Minority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced that they have reached to an agreement to raise the debt ceiling and bring the government shutdown to an end, Cruz told reporters that he will not block the vote. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Negotiations Continue On Capitol Hill One Day Before Debt Limit Deadline
Negotiations Continue On Capitol Hill One Day Before Debt Limit Deadline
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 16: U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) speaks to members of the media after a meeting with the Senate Republicans at the U.S. Capitol October 16, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. After Senate Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) and Minority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced that they have reached to an agreement to raise the debt ceiling and bring the government shutdown to an end, Cruz told reporters that he will not block the vote. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Negotiations Continue On Capitol Hill One Day Before Debt Limit Deadline
Negotiations Continue On Capitol Hill One Day Before Debt Limit Deadline
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 16: U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) speaks after meeting with Republican senators regarding a bipartisan solution for the pending budget and debt limit impasse at the U.S. Capitol October 16, 2013 in Washington, DC. The Senate announced that it had reached a bipartisan deal on funding the federal government and the extending the nation's debt limit after 16 days of a government shutdown. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
Negotiations Continue On Capitol Hill One Day Before Debt Limit Deadline
Negotiations Continue On Capitol Hill One Day Before Debt Limit Deadline
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 16: U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) speaks after meeting with Republican senators regarding a bipartisan solution for the pending budget and debt limit impasse at the U.S. Capitol October 16, 2013 in Washington, DC. The Senate announced that it had reached a bipartisan deal on funding the federal government and the extending the nation's debt limit after 16 days of a government shutdown. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
Negotiations Continue On Capitol Hill One Day Before Debt Limit Deadline
Negotiations Continue On Capitol Hill One Day Before Debt Limit Deadline
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 16: U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) answers questions from the media after meeting with Republican senators regarding a bipartisan solution for the pending budget and debt limit impasse at the U.S. Capitol October 16, 2013 in Washington, DC. The Senate announced that it had reached a bipartisan deal on funding the federal government and the extending the nation's debt limit after 16 days of a government shutdown. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
Negotiations Continue On Capitol Hill One Day Before Debt Limit Deadline
Negotiations Continue On Capitol Hill One Day Before Debt Limit Deadline
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 16: U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) speaks after meeting with Republican senators regarding a bipartisan solution for the pending budget and debt limit impasse at the U.S. Capitol October 16, 2013 in Washington, DC. The Senate announced that it had reached a bipartisan deal on funding the federal government and the extending the nation's debt limit after 16 days of a government shutdown. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
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US Senator Ted Cruz, R-Texas, is flanked by journalists as he arrives for a meeting at the Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on October 16, 2013. US lawmakers embarked on another day of high-stakes political brinkmanship Wednesday, battling to scrape together an eleventh hour deal to protect Washington's battered financial standing. AFP Photo/Jewel Samad (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
Negotiations Continue On Capitol Hill One Day Before Debt Limit Deadline
Negotiations Continue On Capitol Hill One Day Before Debt Limit Deadline
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 16: Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) leaves the Senate floor at the U.S. Capitol October 16, 2013 in Washington, DC. McConnell and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) announced that the Senate had reached a bipartisan deal on funding the federal government and the extending the nation's debt limit after 16 days of a government shutdown. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
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US Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, Republican of Kentucky, heads for the Senate floor at the Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on October 16, 2013. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Wednesday that a deal had been reached with Republican leaders to end a fiscal impasse that has threatened the United States with default. Reid, speaking from the Senate floor, said the agreement called for reopening the federal government with a temporary budget until January 15 and to extend US borrowing authority until February 7. AFP Photo/Jewel Samad (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
Negotiations Continue On Capitol Hill One Day Before Debt Limit Deadline
Negotiations Continue On Capitol Hill One Day Before Debt Limit Deadline
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 16: U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) speaks after meeting with Republican senators regarding a bipartisan solution for the pending budget and debt limit impasse at the U.S. Capitol October 16, 2013 in Washington, DC. The Senate announced that it had reached a bipartisan deal on funding the federal government and the extending the nation's debt limit after 16 days of a government shutdown. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
Negotiations Continue On Capitol Hill One Day Before Debt Limit Deadline
Negotiations Continue On Capitol Hill One Day Before Debt Limit Deadline
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 16: Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) answers questions from the media after meeting with Republican senators regarding a bipartisan solution for the pending budget and debt limit impasse at the U.S. Capitol October 16, 2013 in Washington, DC. The Senate announced that it had reached a bipartisan deal on funding the federal government and the extending the nation's debt limit after 16 days of a government shutdown. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
Negotiations Continue On Capitol Hill One Day Before Debt Limit Deadline
Negotiations Continue On Capitol Hill One Day Before Debt Limit Deadline
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 16: Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) finishes addressing the media following a meeting of Senate Republicans on a solution for the pending budget and debt limit impasse at the U.S. Capitol October 16, 2013 in Washington, DC. The Senate announced that it had reached a bipartisan deal on funding the federal government and the extending the nation's debt limit after 16 days of a government shutdown. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
Negotiations Continue On Capitol Hill One Day Before Debt Limit Deadline
Negotiations Continue On Capitol Hill One Day Before Debt Limit Deadline
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 16: Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) speaks following a meeting of Senate Republicans on a solution for the pending budget and debt limit impasse at the U.S. Capitol October 16, 2013 in Washington, DC. The Senate announced that it had reached a bipartisan deal on funding the federal government and the extending the nation's debt limit after 16 days of a government shutdown. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
Negotiations Continue On Capitol Hill One Day Before Debt Limit Deadline
Negotiations Continue On Capitol Hill One Day Before Debt Limit Deadline
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 16: Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) answers questions from the media after meeting with Republican senators regarding a bipartisan solution for the pending budget and debt limit impasse at the U.S. Capitol October 16, 2013 in Washington, DC. The Senate announced that it had reached a bipartisan deal on funding the federal government and the extending the nation's debt limit after 16 days of a government shutdown. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
Negotiations Continue On Capitol Hill One Day Before Debt Limit Deadline
Negotiations Continue On Capitol Hill One Day Before Debt Limit Deadline
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 16: Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) answers questions as he arrives for a meeting of Senate Republicans on a solution for the pending budget and debt limit impasse at the U.S. Capitol October 16, 2013 in Washington, DC. The U.S. government shutdown is in its sixteenth day as the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives remain gridlocked on funding the federal government and the extending the nation's debt limit. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
Negotiations Continue On Capitol Hill One Day Before Debt Limit Deadline
Negotiations Continue On Capitol Hill One Day Before Debt Limit Deadline
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 16: Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) answers questions as he arrives for a meeting of Senate Republicans on a solution for the pending budget and debt limit impasse at the U.S. Capitol October 16, 2013 in Washington, DC. The U.S. government shutdown is in its sixteenth day as the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives remain gridlocked on funding the federal government and the extending the nation's debt limit. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
Negotiations Continue On Capitol Hill One Day Before Debt Limit Deadline
Negotiations Continue On Capitol Hill One Day Before Debt Limit Deadline
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 16: Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) answers questions as he arrives for a meeting of Senate Republicans on a solution for the pending budget and debt limit impasse at the U.S. Capitol October 16, 2013 in Washington, DC. The U.S. government shutdown is in its sixteenth day as the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives remain gridlocked on funding the federal government and the extending the nation's debt limit. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
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US House Speaker John Boehner arrives at the Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on October 16, 2013. Boehner said Tuesday he had "no decisions about what exactly he will do" after a Republican plan to end the US debt-ceiling showdown was rejected by the White House. AFP Photo/Jewel Samad (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
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A furloughed government employee protests at the US Capitol October 16, 2013 in Washington, DC. US lawmakers embarked on another day of high-stakes political brinkmanship Wednesday, battling to scrape together an eleventh hour deal to protect Washington's battered financial standing. At midnight (0400 GMT), the US economy will sail into uncharted waters and the Treasury will no longer be able to guarantee it will be able to meet its obligations and avert a devastating debt default. The only way to avert this peril, which could send global markets into turmoil and threaten another recession, would be for Congress to agree to raise the US government's $16.7 trillion debt ceiling. AFP PHOTO/ Karen BLEIER (Photo credit should read KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)
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The US flag flies over the US Capitol October 16, 2013 in Washington, DC. US lawmakers embarked on another day of high-stakes political brinkmanship Wednesday, battling to scrape together an eleventh hour deal to protect Washington's battered financial standing. At midnight (0400 GMT), the US economy will sail into uncharted waters and the Treasury will no longer be able to guarantee it will be able to meet its obligations and avert a devastating debt default. The only way to avert this peril, which could send global markets into turmoil and threaten another recession, would be for Congress to agree to raise the US government's $16.7 trillion debt ceiling. AFP PHOTO/ Karen BLEIER (Photo credit should read KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)
Negotiations Continue On Capitol Hill One Day Before Debt Limit Deadline
Negotiations Continue On Capitol Hill One Day Before Debt Limit Deadline
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 16: Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) (C) arrives at his office on October 16, 2013 in Washington, DC. Today marks the sixteenth day of the government shutdown and the last day to find a solution before the government could potentially begin defaulting on debts. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
Negotiations Continue On Capitol Hill One Day Before Debt Limit Deadline
Negotiations Continue On Capitol Hill One Day Before Debt Limit Deadline
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 16: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) arrives at his office at the U.S. Capitol on October 16, 2013 in Washington, DC. Today marks the sixteenth day of the government shutdown and the last day to find a solution before the government could potentially begin defaulting on debts. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
Senate Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV), Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) and Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) speak at a press conference regarding continuing attempts to end the government shut down on October 12, 2013 in Washington. (credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
Sen. Harry Reid Senate Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV), Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) and Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) speak at a press conference regarding continuing attempts to end the government shut down on October 12, 2013 in Washington. (credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

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