Proposed resolution to keep federal spending at $967B draws opposition

12/4/2013 | Hill, The · Reuters

A proposed short-term continuing resolution that could keep federal spending at $967 billion and retain sequester cuts may be considered by the House as a backup in case a budget conference deal isn't reached by the Dec. 13 deadline. This has drawn opposition from Democratic lawmakers, raising the likelihood of a second shutdown. However, budget negotiators say the talks are "going well," while House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, has not yet agreed to a short-term measure.

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