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05 December 2013 - With just over a week before the December 13 deadline to report a deal, negotiators reportedly are closing in a budget agreement.
26 November 2013 - Americans are becoming increasingly frustrated with the inability of Washington to get anything done. Perhaps policymakers will become inspired as they watch the big games this week.
25 November 2013 - As policymakers negotiate over the nation’s finances, a new poll shows that Americans see the federal budget situation impacting them personally. Voters also have little faith that a budget deal will be reached.
22 November 2013 - The budget conference committee is talking short-term while at least one senator is thinking medium. These are positive developments, but we need to be looking at the long-term.
20 November 2013 - There’s been lots of talk about health care as of late. But there needs to be a discussion beyond websites and who gets to keep their insurance. Reducing the growth of health care costs will be critical to fixing the debt.
14 November 2013 - Devising a sensible, sustainable deficit reduction plan has not been easy, but that’s not for a lack of ideas. In fact, a new report details over 100 options.
13 November 2013 - The budget conference committee convened its second formal meeting on Wednesday where members heard the latest on the budget challenges ahead. If they didn’t recognize it before, they have no doubt now that the stakes are high and action is required.
13 November 2013 - As the budget conference committee continues its work, one of the key issues facing the panel involves defense spending. How the matter is addressed will be critical to determining if a budget deal can be reached.