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Negotiators report little progress in budget talks

November 13, 2013 • Business


House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis. listens to testimony on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday Nov. 13, 2013, during a Congressional Budget Conference. House and Senate budget negotiators say they’re not close to an agreement but plan to keep at it. “We’re trying to find common ground but we’re not there yet,” said Ryan. He said Republicans and Democrats have spent lots of time in the recent past airing their differences but it’s now time to find a way to strike an accord. “The hard part is figuring out where we agree,” Ryan said. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

WASHINGTON (AP) — House and Senate budget negotiators say they’re not close to an agreement but plan to keep at it.

“We’re trying to find common ground but we’re not there yet,” said House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis. He said Republicans and Democrats have spent lots of time in the recent past airing their differences but it’s now time to find a way to strike an accord. “The hard part is figuring out where we agree,” Ryan said.

Ryan convened a public meeting of negotiators on Wednesday, but the session was devoted to speechmaking and hearing testimony from Congressional Budget Office Director Douglas Login to read more

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