Despite signs lawmakers could finalize a deal this week, most Americans are bracing for another shutdown.
Lawmakers are in for a busy week as they race to finish deals on the budget and farm bill before the holiday recess.
Budget negotiators say they are closing in on a compromise that would avert the sequestration cuts for two years, and they...
The Senate Democrat signaled that an emerging budget deal would not include an extension.
The Kentucky Republican said an extension beyond 26 weeks does a "disservice" to workers.
The number is a $61 billion drop from last year, according to the CBO.
White House says benefits should be extended but vehicle less important.
Defense hawks want end to sequester, but conservatives want cuts.
“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.