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DEC 17, 2013 - Business Insider

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SENATE CLEARS KEY HURDLE IN BUDGET DEAL

The Senate cleared a key procedural hurdle on Tuesday morning and advanced the budget bill that was the result of a deal brokered by Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.). In bipartisan fashion, the Senate voted by a 67-33 margin to advance the legislation to a final vote. Sixty votes were needed to break a filibuster. The House of Representatives passed the legislation last week in a blowout bipartisan vote. But in the Senate, the vote was expected to be much closer, amid steady opposition from Republicans. In days leading up to the vote, eight key Republican senators ... Read More

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