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Federal budget appropriations

Republicans and Democrats may have reached a budget compromise in 2013, but they still must settle on how those government funds will be allocated. Both the House and Senate are faced with Jan. 15 deadlines to pass an appropriations deal. The government has recently been funded through continuing resolutions, which maintain preexisting spending levels. Above, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) and Senate Budget Committee Chairwoman Patty Murray (D-Wash.). J. Scott Applewhite / Associated Press
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