House and Senate Move on Budgets
Posted at 1 p.m. on Jan. 23
Politico reports that “House Republicans would work on passing a budget that balances the nation’s books in the next decade” under the leadership of House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI).
“The announcement is an attempt to get conservatives to vote in favor of the three-month suspension of the debt ceiling, a bill that is slated to be on the House floor on Wednesday.”
Senate Democrats will also pass a budget of their own, according to National Journal.
“Murray’s announcement seems to take some of the bite out of the Republican effort to focus attention on the Senate’s not having passed a budget since 2009.”
However, it is unlikely that the House and Senate will negotiate a deal on a complete budget after passing their respective proposals.