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Rep. Norm Dicks (D-Wash.), the ranking member on the House Appropriations Committee, says a deal is likely, though it may not come until after the November election.
Even as they press cuts to food stamps and a host of other domestic programs, Republicans running the House of Representatives are shielding their own office expense accounts from further cuts.
Every day that passes brings your agency a bit closer to automatic spending cuts under sequestration. If Congress can't figure something else out, the process of reducing spending by $1.2 trillion over 10 years will start, with the 2013 budget. But any deal to avoid sequestration probably won't happen anytime before the election, said Erik Wasson, reporter for the Hill newspaper
The death earlier this week of Pennsylvania Congressman John Murtha has left open one of the most important jobs on Capitol Hill: chairman of the powerful House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee. A Washington state lawmaker is the front-running candidate for the job.
House Democratic committee leaders are urging the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction to avoid further cuts to federal pay and benefits.