Fiscal Policy

U.S. Budget Deficit

Reuters/Jonathan Ernst - House Budget Committee chairman Representative Paul Ryan (R-WI) (L) and Senate Budget Committee chairman Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) hold a news conference to introduce The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013 at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, December 10, 2013.

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Profiles in negotiation: The Murray-Ryan budget deal

February 26, 2015, Jill Lawrence

By detailing the events and processes leading up to the 2013 budget deal, Jill Lawrence seeks to answer: How did Murray and Ryan come to an agreement after so many before them had failed? Especially during a time of such relentless political polarization and party rancor?

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