Newspaper article Roll Call

Murray, Ryan Hammering out Details for Budget Conference Committee

Newspaper article Roll Call

Murray, Ryan Hammering out Details for Budget Conference Committee

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Senate Budget Chairwoman Patty Murray, D-Wash., and House Budget Chairman Paul D. Ryan, R-Wis., are in negotiations over how to proceed to a conference committee with budgets approved by both chambers, according to multiple Senate Democratic aides familiar with the talks.

Murray and Ryan met Wednesday and released a joint statement following their session.

"We had a constructive discussion about moving forward under regular order. We recognized the many differences between the House and Senate budget resolutions and the challenge we face in reaching an agreement," the statement read. "We are committed to working to find common ground. We look forward to continuing the conversation as we move toward a conference committee."

The formal process of naming conferees cannot begin until the Senate sends their physical budget document to the House - a move that has not yet happened. House Republican sources on Wednesday were grumbling that they had not yet received the budget from Murray.

Sources familiar with the process said that the Senate Budget panel is waiting to send the document to the House as Murray and Ryan continue to work out the details of what a conference might look like. It is unclear when this might happen, but aides on the Senate side said they hoped they could move forward soon. …

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