Senate Leader Set to Push Budget Forward

J. Scott Applewhite/AP

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, is expected to ask the Senate for consent to move to a conference on the budget, according to a Democratic aide. 

It is unclear whether Republicans will allow Reid to move forward on a conference with the House, however. 

Senate Republicans have been keeping a low profile as House Republicans hash out their strategy, and the GOP might opt to block the effort. 

Senate Budget Committee Chairwoman Patty Murray, D-Wash., has argued the two chambers should go to a conference to try and resolve differences and negotiate a budget. But House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., has said he wanted to establish a framework in a pre-conference first.

Stay up-to-date with federal news alerts and analysis — Sign up for GovExec's email newsletters.
FROM OUR SPONSORS
JOIN THE DISCUSSION
Close [ x ] More from GovExec
 
 

Thank you for subscribing to newsletters from GovExec.com.
We think these reports might interest you:

  • Sponsored by eSignLive by VASCO

    Mobile E-Signatures for Government

    Learn 5 key trends that accelerate government demand for mobile signing.

    Download
  • Sponsored by Management Concepts

    SPONSORED: Successful Change Management Practices in the Public Sector

    How governmental agencies implement organizational change management.

    Download
  • Sponsored by Kronos

    Solving the Workforce Compliance Challenge

    Download this eBook to learn how data and automation can help state and local agencies.

    Download

When you download a report, your information may be shared with the underwriters of that document.