Congressional leaders reach a debt deal to avoid painful sequestration cuts

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WASHINGTON (AP) – Top leaders of both parties in Congress made better-than-expected progress Tuesday on two must-do items on the legislative agenda: averting automatic budget cuts and meeting a.

 · These cuts began on March 1, 2013. Sequestration was originally supposed to occur January 1, but Congress moved the date to March as part of its deal to avoid the fiscal cliff. This series of tax increases would have subtracted $607 billion gross domestic product.

 · ”Big 4″ congressional leaders are meeting with top white house officials this week with hopes of avoiding strict spending cuts later this year.

Debts, Deficits, and Spending Cuts Republican leaders in Congress predicted Wednesday that painful automatic spending cuts – the sequester. whether in a new deal or by allowing sequestration to hit. They must also resist those in.

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The fate of the negotiations remained in doubt, two days before the beginning of a new year that would trigger across-the-board tax increases and spending cuts that leaders in both parties have said.

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Congressional leaders make progress on debt, spending talks Their aim is to avoid automatic spending cuts – and to minimize the chances of a government shutdown . By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press

The White House and congressional leaders have struck a budget deal that would suspend the debt limit until mid-2021, President Donald Trump and Democratic leaders announced Monday.

On November 2, 2015, President Obama signed the Bipartisan Budget Act into law. This would prevent sequestration for Fiscal Years 2016-2017. But the threat still exists. In order to avoid sequestration for Indian Country we need to tell Congress how these cuts are costing lives in Tribal communities.

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Top leaders of both parties in Congress made progress Tuesday on two must-do items on the legislative agenda: averting automatic budget cuts and meeting a deadline to increase the borrowing limit.

Frustrated with his former colleagues in Congress. leaders in that chamber have instead said they’re awaiting the outcome of the debt talks. But Republicans said Democrats are trying to avoid.