TribLIVE

| USWorld


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Congress breaks amid great unrest

Daily Photo Galleries

By The Associated Press
Friday, Aug. 2, 2013, 9:00 p.m.
 

rats opted for $1.058 trillion, far in excess of the agreed-upon total.

The difference, about $92 billion, must be reconciled before lawmakers can approve legislation to keep the government in operation after Sept. 30.

Further complicating matters, some Tea Party-backed Republicans say they will vote for such legislation only if it cancels all funding for the health care law that Congress passed three years ago — a condition Democrats and Obama vehemently reject.

The alternative to compromise is a partial government shutdown, an outcome leaders in both parties say they can avoid.

But that's a struggle for after vacation.

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Nation

  1. Oregon police dog fired from job
  2. Study touts benefits of full-day preschool
  3. House ethics panel defers campaign finance investigation of New York Rep. Grimm
  4. Tough Texas gets prison results by going softer on crime
  5. Immigrants warned of increase in scams
  6. With no indictment, chaos fills Ferguson streets
  7. Final Benghazi report touted as ‘definitive’
  8. Cathedral may host slave trade museum
  9. Panel on Benghazi debunks theories
  10. Feds put brakes on green energy edict of renewable fuel standard
  11. Brown family blasts prosecutor; Wilson speaks
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.