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High-stakes blame game plays out in Congress on budget

 


Senate Republicans and the Trump administration are struggling to reach a deal on a path forward on critical budget and spending issues, threatening not only another government shutdown and deep spending cuts but a federal default.

GOP leaders have spent months cajoling President Donald Trump in favor of a bipartisan budget deal to fund the government and raise the limit on federal borrowing this fall, but their efforts have yet to produce a deal. And the uncertain path forward was underscored a few days ago at the Capitol, when a budget meeting between key Senate Republicans, including Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and senior White House officials left out Democrats, whose votes will be imperative to avoid a shutdown and an economy-shaking breach of the federal debt limit.

http://www.startribune.com/high-stakes-blame-game-plays-out-in-congress-on-budget/511360301/

 

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