NAM: U.S. Senate passes budget deal

The AP (10/30) reports the Senate voted 64-35 early Friday to approve “an ambitious budget and debt measure that averts a catastrophic national default and sets spending priorities for the next two years.”

In “an hour-long speech that delayed the start of the final vote,” Sen. Rand Paul said Congress is “bad with money,” and “railed against increases in defense dollars supported by Republicans and domestic programs supported by Democrats.”

The Washington Post (10/30, Snell) says the two-year budget deal increases “spending limits and avert[s] a damaging default, essentially ending the budgetary battles that have defined President Obama’s relationship with Congress in recent years.”

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