“Hopefully, it could be part of the budget, but it doesn't have to be,” she said.
Pelosi said Dems won't back a budget deal without a reauthorization of unemployment benefits.
Russell Berman 12/05/13 12:02 PM EST
At news conference, Speaker downplayed the likelihood of imminent agreements.
A conservative taxpayer group is joining forces with liberal consumer advocates.
The lawmakers are pressuring Democratic leaders to oppose new cuts as part of a budget deal.
Congressional tax writers put K Street on notice that tax breaks won’t be renewed.
Sen. Patty Murray said an agreement could come soon after meeting with Rep. Paul Ryan.
The opposition raises the chances of a shutdown taking place in mid-January.
Mike Lillis 12/03/13 01:10 PM EST
The Democratic whip said he can't support a bill that keeps federal spending at $967 billion.
The White House rejected using a platinum coin to raise the debt ceiling.