Who says Democrats and Republicans can’t work together in Congress? The two sides have embarked on a path that could lead to agreement over steps to slash the budget deficit based on the suggestions of President Barack Obama’s fiscal policy commission, The Hill reports
Democratic North Dakota Sen. Kent Conrad, chairman of the Budget Committee, will make the case for the commission’s recommendations at a Senate Democratic Retreat Wednesday.
Conrad maintains that both parties should use the commission’s proposals as a departure point.
Some Senate Republicans also have showed receptiveness to the commission’s report.
Tennessee Sen. Lamar Alexander, the Senate’s third-ranking Republican, says he too favors the idea of coming up with a bipartisan plan based on the commission’s ideas.
Those ideas include cutbacks in entitlements, defense spending, and tax subsidies for homeowners and businesses.
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