Budget Committee Nods To Compromise, But Leaders Dig In

Law360, New York (October 31, 2013, 3:04 PM EDT) -- The government shutdown ended this month thanks in part to the launch of a congressional committee tasked with compromising on revenue increases and spending cuts. But at its first meeting Wednesday, the spirit of compromise found in its members’ rhetoric was lost in their policy proposals.

Democrats and Republicans agreed to form the Budget Conference Committee with the hopes of replacing looming sequester cuts and keeping the government funded beyond mid-January. Similar in its lofty purpose to the failed supercommittee created in 2011, its members spent...
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