Budget deal passes Senate, ready for Obama’s signature

The legislation passed the Democratic-controlled Senate on a vote of 64-36, six days after clearing the Republican-run House by a similarly bipartisan margin of 332-94.

Budget deal passes Senate, ready for Obama’s signature

Congress sent President Barack Obama legislation Wednesday scaling back across-the-board cuts on programs ranging from the Pentagon to the national park system, adding a late dusting of bipartisanship to a year more likely to be remembered for a partial government shutdown and near-perpetual gridlock. Obama’s signature was assured on the measure, which lawmakers in both […]

Ryan says budget deal helps Republicans

"We need to win a couple of elections. This, I believe, helps us better do that"

Ryan says budget deal helps Republicans

The Republican co-author of a rare bipartisan budget deal in Congress defended the agreement from opposition in his own party on Sunday as an asset that could help Republicans capture the Senate next year and the White House in 2016. In a pair of televised interviews, House of Representatives Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan said […]

Budget deal expected to pass Senate early next week

Unlike the House, significantly more Senate Republicans are expected to oppose the legislation than vote for it, highlighting the different political forces at work at opposite ends of the Capitol.

Budget deal expected to pass Senate early next week

One day after winning lopsided House approval, bipartisan legislation to ease across-the-board spending cuts and reduce economy-rattling budget brinkmanship appears likely to command the 60 votes necessary to clear the Senate, officials in both parties said Friday. Yet unlike in the House, significantly more Senate Republicans are expected to oppose the legislation than vote for […]