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.
Russell Berman 12/03/13 11:11 AM EST
“It is time for the other chamber to get serious,” Boehner said.
Congress is more likely to need at least a stopgap spending bill.
Russell Berman 12/01/13 05:00 PM EST
Negotiators hope to finish budget, farm bill and water projects conference reports soon.
Negotiators say talk of a tentative budget deal is "false."