Monday, October 21, 2013

Donnelly Says Moderate Senators Will Be Involved in Budget Discussions

Joe Donnelly says that the group of 14 moderate senators that has been credited with helping to break the shutdown/debt ceiling crisis will continue to exert influence in the newly established budget negotiations. As WIBC reports
The negotiations on a longer-term spending plan are in the hands of a 29-member conference committee led by Senate Budget Chair Patty Murray (D-Washington) and House Budget Chair Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin). But Donnelly says leaders have invited the 14 senators to "make suggestions if things start to bog down. . . . Donnelly says he's hopeful the strain of what he says was an unnecessary 16-day shutdown has made lawmakers more open to a deal, preferably for more than just the next year.
Read more about Donnelly and the Senate moderates here.