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December 10, 2013 - 3:18 pm

WaPo has some of the details:

House and Senate negotiators plan to roll out an agreement tonight to fund the government past Jan. 15, avoid another government shutdown and end for now the cycle of budget crises that have dominated Washington for much of the past three years.

Senate Budget Committee chairman Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and House Budget Committee chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) were finalizing details and hoping to schedule a press conference to unveil the deal, which would partially repeal sharp agency spending cuts known as the sequester in fiscal 2014 and 2015.

Those savings would be replaced by roughly $65 billion in other cuts and additional revenue, including fee increases for airline travelers, cuts to federal-worker and military pensions and higher payments for federal insurance of private pensions, according to people familiar with the talks.

Just before 5 p.m., Ryan told reporters “don’t leave” the Capitol.

Ryan and Murray were rushing to file legislation before midnight so the House can vote as soon as Thursday and leave  town  for the year by the weekend. The Senate, which is scheduled to leave town next week, would vote thereafter.

Rep. Paul Ryan said in a press announcement that the deal cuts spending and does not raise taxes. But it does raise fees, as noted above, which often amounts to the same thing as raising taxes.

Update:

And

And

So, not a great deal. But, eyes on the prize, Obamacare delenda est.

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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Quite a statement isn't it.

Cruz. Maybe he can't win, but at least he will fight.
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Choice or no choice, the DIABLOs in the senate will opt for working with leftists every time. Precisely why I'm no longer a registered Surrender Party voter.
18 weeks ago
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Ryan had no choice. The Democrats are on the ropes and the Republicans took it on the chin for the shutdown.
18 weeks ago
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There's always a choice. The ratchet just clicked one more time- spending goes up 5% in a single year. Why shouldn't the House have just continued current law and let the Senate insist on 'shutting down the government' for more spending? If they want to grab the news cycle, start impeaching government officials for malfeasance. Cowards.
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