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Billy House Billy House is a Congressional Correspondent for National Journal. He joined CongressDaily in April 2009 as its House leadership reporter after two years as The Tampa Tribune's Washington reporter and before that, five years as The Arizona (Phoenix) Republic's Washington reporter.
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Republicans and Democrats Announce Budget Deal

December 10, 2013 Budget negotiators on Tuesday night announced they've reached a two-year deal that sets spending for the current fiscal year at $1.012 trillion and would provide $63 billion in sequester relief—all without new tax revenue. "I'm proud of this agreement," said Republican Rep. Paul Ryan, one of the two principal negotiators, ...

Can Congress Pass an NDAA This Year?

December 9, 2013 With the House scheduled to adjourn for the year on Friday, both chambers will try to address a bevy of unfinished business this week, including the budget, a defense bill, and legislation to fund food stamps and farm programs. All eyes will be on Rep. Paul Ryan and Sen. Patty ...

Everyone Hates the Emerging Budget Deal

December 6, 2013 The details of a potential budget deal are trickling out, and nobody seems thrilled with what they're hearing. Rep. Paul Ryan and Sen. Patty Murray, cochairs of the budget conference committee, are close to striking a deal that would set spending levels and soften sequester cuts. But lawmakers on both ...

Optimism Persists for Budget Deal. Is It Real?

December 4, 2013 With just 10 days before the budget conference committee must report its recommendations to Congress, signs of movement in the ongoing negotiations are appearing in the halls of the Capitol. Senate Budget Committee Chairwoman Patty Murray, D-Wash., the cochair of the conference committee, returned to Washington Tuesday even with the ...

House GOP Prepares Fallback Plan to Avoid January Shutdown

November 22, 2013 As the budget conference committee continues to work toward an agreement that would set spending levels for the remainder of this fiscal year and fiscal 2015, House Republicans are contemplating a fallback plan: a short-term continuing resolution that would fund the government through April 15 and buy budget negotiators more ...

Partisans Clash Over Strategy on Budget Talks

November 20, 2013 Top House Democrats on Tuesday warned Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan not to bow to the pressures from his conference and run out the clock on budget talks for a better negotiating position amid shutdown pressures in January. But House conservatives argue that they too want a deal as soon ...

Appropriators Warn Budget Conference to Work Fast

November 19, 2013 Top Republicans on the House Appropriations Committee are asking members of bicameral Budget Conference Committee to "redouble" their efforts to set top-line budget numbers by Thanksgiving, or Dec. 2 at the latest. In a letter Monday to Rep. Paul Ryan and Sen. Patty Murray, the conference co-chairs, House Appropriations Chairman ...

Why a Capitol Police Tactical Unit Left the Navy Yard Shooting Scene

November 11, 2013 Uncertainty over whether there were also threats to the U.S. Capitol led to the recall of a specially trained tactical Capitol Police unit from the scene of the nearby Washington Navy Yard shooting rampage, a new fact-finding report states. A summary of the report released Friday states that Capitol Police ...

Budget Conference: A Committee of Two?

October 31, 2013 It's supposed to be a committee of 29 separate voices from the House and Senate. But the early signals from the inaugural meeting of the bipartisan House and Senate budget conference are that it may operate more like a committee of two: Rep. Paul Ryan and Sen. Patty Murray. Ryan ...

Budget Negotiators Will Carry Out Most of Their Work in Private

October 30, 2013 The curtain rose Wednesday on the long-awaited House and Senate budget conference, with 29 lawmakers holding their inaugural meeting -- complete with opening statements -- in full view of the cameras. But after this opening performance, expect the curtain to be lowered again. In fact, little in the way of ...