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Lawmakers announce compromise budget deal

Lawmakers announce compromise 2 year budget deal

Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., and Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., the top lawmakers on budgetary issues in their respective chambers announced a fiscal framework that would help eliminate the constant threat of a government shutdown under which lawmakers have worked for the better part of the last three years.

“I think this agreement is a clear improvement on the status quo,” Ryan said, noting that the agreement removes the threat of another government shutdown for the foreseeable future.

“We have broken through the partisanship and gridlock and reached a bipartisan compromise that will prevent a government shutdown in January,” Murray said at a joint press conference to announce the agreement.

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