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Budget Control Act of 2011

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  • What's missing in budget deal? Federal jobless benefits extension

    What's missing in budget deal? Federal jobless benefits extension
    Congress averted another government shutdown by reaching an $85-billion budget deal late Tuesday night, but the new agreement, critics say, leaves out one vulnerable group of Americans: the long-term unemployed.   At the end of the year, federal...
  • Boehner slams conservative groups lining up against budget deal

    WASHINGTON — House Speaker John A. Boehner delivered an uncharacteristically forceful response to conservative groups lining up against the budget compromise announced Tuesday, accusing them of “using” people to advance their own goals...
  • Budget deal: Better than nothing [Editorial]

    Budget deal: Better than nothing  [Editorial]
    At first glance, it would be tempting to condemn the bipartisan budget agreement announced late Tuesday by Rep. Paul Ryan and Sen. Patty Murray, if only because it asks further sacrifice of the unemployed and of federal workers. Those are hardly the two...
  • Washington lives down to expectations, expects vast praise

    Parents of small children and owners of dogs know that if they set low expectations for their charges, they'll end up with underachievers. American voters can see that phenomenon in action in the budget deal worked out by Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and Sen....
  • The best budget deal a polarized Congress could make

    After the ineptitude and intransigence on display in October's government shutdown, congressional leaders had nowhere to go but up. And so they have, modestly. Top members of the House and Senate budget committees struck a deal this week that would set...
  • House approves bipartisan budget accord

    House approves bipartisan budget accord
    WASHINGTON — House Republicans, with help from Democrats, passed an $85-billion budget deal Thursday that falls short of conservative small-government goals but represents the first potential cease-fire in the budget battles that have left...
  • Schakowsky only Illinois 'no' vote on budget deal

    Schakowsky only Illinois 'no' vote on budget deal
    WASHINGTON -- Fifteen of the 18 House members from Illinois voted today in favor of the federal budget deal, which passed 332-94. One Illinois Democrat voted no and two others skipped the vote. The two who did not vote were Reps. Bobby Rush and...
  • Budget deal rolls through the House

    WASHINGTON — The House overwhelmingly approved a budget deal Thursday designed to avert another government shutdown, a rare bipartisan accord that breaks with the tea-party-driven cycle of brinkmanship and could signal a new era of political...
  • Obama reaping a long-awaited backbone bonus

    WASHINGTON -- It may have been a long time coming, but President Obama's decision to stand up to the obstructionists in Congress that led to the 16-day government shutdown in October has begun to pay off. House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan,...
  • Simpson and Bowles: Budget deal is just a start

    The budget agreement reached by the House and Senate this week is a small step forward in restoring some sanity and order to the process. By putting in place a bipartisan plan for the next two years, the agreement represents a much-needed improvement over...
  • A low-key senator, a budget breakthrough

    A low-key senator, a budget breakthrough
    WASHINGTON — That Congress could soon pass a budget agreement after months of relentless partisan showdowns is thanks in large part to a mom in tennis shoes. Sen. Patty Murray presented herself in that ordinary way when she first ran as a Democrat...