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Report: Senate Leaders Eye Wednesday Debt Vote

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) were working on a deal to raise the debt limit and re-open the government with the goal of bringing that measure to the full chamber Wednesday, Reuters reports. Richard Cowan writes such a deal would extend the U.S.’ borrowing …

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Report: Senate Close to Budget, Debt Agreement

Senate leaders have hinted the chamber is closing on a deal to end the federal shutdown and avoid a possible default later in the week, the Chicago Tribune reported Monday. Both Democratic Majority Leader Harry Reid and Republican Minority Leader Mitch McConnell expressed optimism about a bipartisan agreement after a round …

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Senate Leaders Start Budget, Debt Ceiling Talks

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) started talks over the weekend over ending the government shutdown and reaching a debt ceiling deal, USA Today reported Sunday. The leadership met Saturday along with Sens. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) to negotiate a …

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Report: WH, Lawmakers Hold Weekend Fiscal Cliff Summit

President Barack Obama met with congressional leaders over the weekend to discuss how the country can avoid the fiscal cliff, Reuters reports. The cliff is scheduled to kick in Jan. 2 through $600 billion in tax increases and $109 million in spending cuts under sequestration, Mark Felsenthal writes. Felsenthal reports …

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Report: Obama, Top Lawmakers Agree to Future Tax Reform Talks

President Barack Obama and congressional leaders agreed Friday to work on a framework for reforming the U.S. tax code and entitlement programs, Reuters reports. According to Richard Cowan’s report, this agreement came during the first meeting between Obama and top lawmakers from both parties since the election. Attendees included House …

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Mitch McConnell Expects to See Cyber Bill Back on Senate Floor

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Thursday he expects to restart discussion of the Cybersecurity Act of 2012 after the chamber finalizes the defense and intelligence authorization bills, Federal News Radio reports. The cyber bill was declared dead by Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) after a motion to end …

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