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Paul Ryan

Hooray! A secret budget deal

This isn’t how it’s supposed to work, but saner heads have devised various extra-constitutional (but technically not unconstitutional) workarounds to get a budget deal done. 

Two-year budget deal struck: what you need to know

House and Senate negotiators reached a budget deal that would fund the federal government for two fiscal years. It’s modest, but a step back from fiscal brinkmanship – if it passes.