Budget

Murray, Ryan Close to Budget Deal

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House and Senate budget negotiators are down to a small set of differences, and are aiming to unveil a budget agreement by the end of the day Tuesday, according to senior aides familiar with the talks.

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) both briefed their colleagues Tuesday on their plan to set spending levels for the next two years and reorganize budget cuts set to take hold in 2014.

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