- The Washington Times - Wednesday, December 11, 2013

The bipartisan budget proposal will be brought to the House floor on Thursday, a House leadership aide confirmed.

The two-year, $1.012 trillion deal announced Tuesday night includes $23 billion in deficit reduction and more than $60 billion in partial relief from cuts under the sequester. It also includes increased user fees and higher pension contributions for federal employees to pay for the sequester fix.


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Some conservative lawmakers and advocacy groups have come out against the plan because it breaks the caps set in 2011 by the Budget Control Act and undoes a portion of the sequester cuts, which some say were effective in reducing the deficit and should have remained in place.

The House will leave Washington on Friday for its year-end break.