Congressional Leaders Moving Toward Budget Negotiations
Launching talks on 2-year budget caps deal
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi announced they are moving forward with negotiations on a two-year deal to increase budget caps. The talks will begin with discussions among congressional staff.
The announcement coincided with news that the House had called off a Wednesday vote on a bill that would raise budget limits for the fiscal year beginning October 1 and the fiscal year after that.
“So, I’m hoping this will be the beginning of a bipartisan agreement, which will be necessary in order to have an orderly appropriations process not only this year, but next year as well,” Senator McConnell told reporters. He also noted that President Trump supported the idea in a meeting last week.
- For the bipartisan and bicameral group of congressional staffers who will begin talks on budget caps.
About the need to avoid stopgap spending bills and, especially, threats of government shutdowns.