11 questions on the next budget crisis Congress is working to avoid

Could gridlock become something far worse? (Win McNamee/Getty Images)


11 questions about the next budget crisis Congress is working to avoid

1. The government shutdown is over, and the threat of default has been averted. Is Congress done fighting?No, not yet. When they reopened the government and raised the federal debt limit two weeks ago, Republicans and Democrats also agreed to set up a conference committee on the budget that could theoretically address all the big tax and spending issues that have been causing so many problems in Washington.The committee met for the first time at 10 a.m. Wednesday, and all …

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