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U.S. lawmakers said near short-term budget deal

U.S. lawmakers said near short-term budget deal

WASHINGTON, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- House and Senate lawmakers are near an agreement that could end Washington's government shutdowns and some across-the-board spending cuts, aides said.

Report: Paul Ryan, Patty Murray nearing a budget deal

WASHINGTON, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- Lead U.S. budget negotiators were pushing to finalize a deal that would set spending levels to replace sequester cuts for the next two years, Politico reported.

No agreement yet on budget changes to replace sequestration cuts

WASHINGTON, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- Members of Congress working on a federal budget in Washington are denying a published report a deal is near to replace mandatory across-the-board spending cuts.
Report: Congress eyeing $85 billion budget deal to end sequester cuts

Report: Congress eyeing $85 billion budget deal to end sequester cuts

WASHINGTON, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- Congressional negotiators are working on an $85 billion compromise budget that would end some mandated sequester cuts, The Hill said.

U.S. budget conferees hear about dire challenges

WASHINGTON, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- House and Senate budget negotiators said they remained hopeful about reaching a deal despite minimal progress made during their meeting Wednesday.
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Conference committee budget talks open as deficit shrinks

Conference committee budget talks open as deficit shrinks

WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- A House-Senate conference committee Wednesday began work on a federal budget as the government said the U.S. deficit was at a five-year low.

Federal deficit down sharply in 2013

WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- The Treasury Department said Wednesday the U.S. deficit for fiscal year 2013 was $680 billion, a five-year low, mainly due to higher revenues and spending cuts.
Senate Dem leader Reid sees no 'grand bargain' at budget talks

Senate Dem leader Reid sees no 'grand bargain' at budget talks

WASHINGTON, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- U.S. Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid says speculation about a budget "grand bargain" being struck with Republicans is just "happy talk."
Obama: 'How business is done in this town has to change'

Obama: 'How business is done in this town has to change'

WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- U.S. President Obama thanked Democrats and Republicans for a deal to open government and avoid default, but ripped the brinksmanship leading to the shutdown.
Reid, McConnell meet on debt limit, shutdown

Reid, McConnell meet on debt limit, shutdown

WASHINGTON, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, Ky., met Saturday to discuss the debt limit and government shutdown, aides said.
McConnell calls for GOP unity on fiscal issues

McConnell calls for GOP unity on fiscal issues

WASHINGTON, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has called on all Republicans to be united on fiscal issues going into budget talks this fall.

Lawmakers have not reached 2014 budget agreement

WASHINGTON, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- Heading into their five-week summer break, U.S. Congress members are nowhere near reaching a budget for fiscal year 2014, officials said.
Inslee: Temp bridge might sub for collapsed I-5 bridge

Inslee: Temp bridge might sub for collapsed I-5 bridge

MOUNT VERNON, Wash., May 24 (UPI) -- Washington Gov. Jay Inslee said a temporary bridge might carry traffic over the Skagit River until a permanent fix can be arranged for the collapsed I-5 bridge.
Ryan: No 'grand bargain' U.S. deficit deal

Ryan: No 'grand bargain' U.S. deficit deal

WASHINGTON, May 8 (UPI) -- A long-sought bipartisan "grand bargain" U.S. deficit-reduction deal will not happen this summer, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan said.
U.S. Senate votes to kill gun control legislation

U.S. Senate votes to kill gun control legislation

WASHINGTON, April 17 (UPI) -- U.S. President Obama said Wednesday the Senate vote to kill a bill expanding gun sale background checks was "shameful," but it was "just round 1" of the fight.
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Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) speaks at a press conference on healthcare reform in Washington on July 23, 2009. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) said a vote on healthcare would not happen until this fall. (UPI Photo/Kevin Dietsch)
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Patricia Lynn "Patty" Murray (née Johns, born October 11, 1950) is the senior United States Senator from Washington and a member of the Democratic Party. Murray was first elected to the Senate in 1992, becoming Washington's first female senator. She was re-elected in 1998, 2004 and 2010.

Murray has served as the Senate Majority Conference Secretary since 2007, making her the fourth highest-ranking Democrat and the highest-ranking woman in the Senate.

Chairman of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee from 2001 to 2003, Murray assumed the role again in early 2011, for a term ending in 2013. She is also the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

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