What's In The New Budget Deal And The Politics Behind The Negotiations

What's In The New Budget Deal And The Politics Behind The Negotiations

Congressional leaders strike a budget deal that eases the impact of sequestration and avoids another government shutdown. What's in the new budget deal and why some conservatives oppose the plan.

Last week, the House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a budget bill which eases the impact of sequestration and would prevent another government shutdown. This week, the Senate is expected to take it up. But even though the bill easily made its way through the House, politics in the Senate have held things up. Several conservative Republicans have said they’ll vote against the deal. And following the recent rule changes on the filibuster pushed through by Democrats, there’s less appetite for compromise. What’s in the budget deal and the politics of the negotiations.

Guests

Jonathan Weisman

congressional reporter, The New York Times.

Susan Davis

congressional correspondent, USA Today.

Lori Montgomery

financial reporter, The Washington Post.

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