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Senate Mulls Over Budget Deal

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Tuesday the Senate is set to take up a bill nailing down a federal budget. When that happens, you won't see any filibusters to block progress. As FOX's Michelle Macaluso shows us, both parties have set up a truce on those 24-hour Senate sessions. A bipartisan truce puts and end to a nearly 2 day long Senate floor session, a stall tactic used by the Republican minority. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) brokered a deal which will clear a path to negotiate the budget bill. The GOP is still stinging after a rule change by Reid and the Democrat-controlled Senate last month. Now a simple majority confirms a Presidential nominee, rather than the prior 60 votes needed. The strategic advantage for the majority leaves behind lingering resentment.

After the bipartisan budget bill passed overwhelmingly in the House Thursday night 332-94, the Senate will take up the bill early next week. Vocal conservatives plan to oppose the House bill because it erases some sequester cuts and doesn't address debt reduction. After addressing the budget, the Senate will tackle the remaining nominations including Janet Yellen, who is being considered for Chair of the Federal Reserve.

The House approved a new budget without a farm bill yesterday. Republicans and Democrats are still looking for common ground on food stamps and crop insurance.

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