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  • Sen. Richard Shelby said Mikulski's maneuvering amounted to an end run around a December budget pact between Senate Budget Committee Chairman Patty Murray, D-Wash., and House Budget Chair Paul Ryan, R-Wis. that replaced some automatic cuts to agency operating budgets with new fees and cuts elsewhere in the budget and allowed for January passage of an omnibus spending bill that averted a second government shutdown.

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