The Budget Conference Committee Holds First Meeting

The Budget Conference Committee which was formed at the end of the government shutdown to recommend a compromise between the House and Senate’s FY 2014 Budget plans held its first meeting on October 30. The 29 members of the committee each delivered statements with Democrats and Republicans focusing on starkly different priorities. The Committee is next scheduled to meet on November 13, a month before the conference is to report its recommendations to Congress.

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