Today, the Senate approved a procedural measure to advance the
budget agreement, known as the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013. The procedural
vote will allow the bill to proceed to a vote on final passage this week. As we
reported, the Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 budget agreement was reached by Rep.
Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) after weeks of negotiations in
the budget conference committee. The House passed the Bipartisan Budget Act by
an overwhelming vote of 332-94 on
December 12, before the chamber adjourned for the holiday recess. The Senate is
expected to vote on final passage of the bill as early as Wednesday.
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