Budget compromise leaves conservatives and liberals alike unhappy
Nebraska and Iowa senators have been objecting to parts of the compromise budget plan, which would ease the bite of the across-the-board spending cuts known as sequestration in combination with targeted trims. Clockwise from upper left: Chuck Grassley, Deb Fischer, Tom Harkin and Mike Johanns.
Posted: Saturday, December 14, 2013 12:00 am
WASHINGTON — The budget deal that cruised easily through the House this week must still win approval from the other side of the Capitol, where it faces plenty of complaints from conservatives and liberals alike.
Ultimately, the Senate is expected to sign off on the deal. If the majority Democrats hold their ranks, they need only five Republicans to pass the bill.
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