Senate opposes using chained CPI in budget-resolution measure

03/25/2013 | Hill, The

The Senate on Friday voted to oppose using the so-called chained consumer price index to slow the growth of entitlement benefits for veterans. In deficit talks with Republicans, President Barack Obama has suggested using chained CPI. The Senate vote is more symbolic than practical because it was for a budget resolution, which does not carry the force of law.

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