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  • **FILE** Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev. walks out of the House Chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington on Jan. 4, 2013, following the counting of Electoral College votes. (Associated Press)

    Senate narrowly passes first budget in four years

    Saturday's razor-thin, predawn approval of a spending plan in the Senate is being called a victory by Democrats — but Republicans emerged from the all-nighter with momentum on two key issues: deficit reduction and the Keystone XL pipeline.


  • ** FILE ** Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

    Firefighters, birth control lead off Senate budget votes

    The Senate kicked off what promises to be a lengthy "vote-a-rama" session tied to their budget plan Friday afternoon by swiftly approving funds for forest firefighters out West and then defeating, largely along party lines, an amendment that would have let secular employers refuse to insure contraception.


  • **FILE** House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan, Wisconsin Republican, holds up a copy of the House Budget Committee 2014 Budget Resolution as he speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington on March 12, 2013. (Associated Press)

    Debate over budget balance less than balanced

    For Republicans, the budget debate is all about "balance." For Democrats, it's about being "balanced." That letter "d" amounts to a $4 trillion difference between the two sides.


  • Sessions questions math in Democrats’ budget

    Forget passing a Senate budget. Senate Democrats and Republicans can't even agree on basic numbers such as what it means to reduce the deficit by $1 trillion — a disagreement that underscored the difficulty of agreeing on a 10-year budget.


  • ‘No sacred cows’ in Democratic spending plan

    Four years after they last passed a budget through the Senate, Democrats announced a new blueprint for federal spending Wednesday that proposes significant tax increases, new stimulus spending and some budget cuts — making slight headway in controlling federal debt.


  • Sen. Patty Murray, Washington Democrat

    Democratic Sen. Patty Murray's budget plan delivers $1 trillion tax increase

    Sen. Patty Murray's budget, due to be debated by fellow Democrats in a closed-door meeting with President Obama on Tuesday, will raise taxes by almost $1 trillion, unnamed sources say.


  • Sen. Patty Murray, Washington Democrat

    Murray vows Senate will bring in a budget

    After more than three years, the Democrat-controlled Senate may bring forth a formal budget under the direction of its newly appointed Budget Committee Chairman, Sen. Patty Murray


  • Supercommittee member Sen. John Kerry, Massachusetts Democrat, gestures Nov. 21, 2011, during a TV interview on Capitol Hill about the deficit reducing panel's unfinished work. (Associated Press)

    Panel set to fail to cut deficit $1.2 trillion

    The imminent collapse of a special deficit-reduction supercommittee on Monday promises to set off yet another round of the Washington blame game as the panel officially admits failure in its quest to sop up at least $1.2 trillion in government red ink over the coming decade.


  • ** FILE ** In this July 27, 2011, file photo, Sen. Patty Murray, Washington Democrat, speaks as Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid listens at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Reid announced Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2011, he's naming Murray to co-chair a powerful "super committee" charged with finding more than $1 trillion in deficit cuts this fall. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    Reid names Murray to be debt panel co-chair

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced Tuesday he's naming Sen. Patty Murray to co-chair a powerful "super committee" charged with finding more than $1 trillion in deficit cuts this fall.


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