Rep. Paul RyanPaul RyanDems, not trusting Trump, want permanent ObamaCare fix Kudlow: Trump's tax plan 'a home run' Samantha Bee roasts Trump at mock correspondents' dinner MORE (R-Wis.) and Sen. Patty MurrayPatty MurrayDems, not trusting Trump, want permanent ObamaCare fix Senate confirms Labor Secretary Acosta Dems unveil bill targeting LGBT harassment on college campuses MORE (D-Wash.) announced a budget deal Tuesday evening that would call for about $1 trillion in federal spending in 2014 while replacing some sequestration cuts.
The deal replaces $63 billion in sequester cuts over two years and trims an additional $23 billion in long-term deficits.
“This deal doesn't solve all of our problems, but I think it is an important step to heal some of the wounds here in Congress,” Murray said in a joint press conference with Ryan at the Capitol.
Ryan, the architect of House Republican budget proposals in recent years, called the agreement “a step in the right direction” and defended the deal as consistent with conservative principles. He noted that it reduced the deficit by $23 billion without raising taxes and said it was the first budget agreement with divided government in Washington since 1986.
“In divided government, you can’t always get what you want,” Ryan said.
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