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Thune Won’t Support Budget Deal

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Thune Won’t Support Budget Deal

Congressional republicans and democrats are lining up behind a modest but hard-won bipartisan budget agreement that seeks to replace a portion of tough spending cuts facing the Pentagon and domestic agencies.

The deal to ease those cuts for two years is aimed less at chipping away at the nation’s $17 trillion national debt than it is at trying to help a dysfunctional Capitol stop lurching from crisis to crisis.

 

South Dakota Senator John Thune says he probably won’t vote for the compromise…

 

Thune says spending increase come early in the deal, with any cuts coming later…

 

Thune says sequestration is working to cut the deficit…

 

The budget deal would set the stage for action in January on a $1 trillion-plus spending bill for the current budget year.

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