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December 11, 2013


Ryan Praises Bipartisan Deal

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) touted the budget agreement he reached with Democrats as the first "divided government budget agreement since 1986," Politico reports.

Said Ryan: "As a conservative, I deal with the situation as it exists. I deal with the way things are, not necessarily the way things I want them to be. I've passed three budgets in a row that reflect my priorities and my principles and everything I wanted to accomplish. We're in divided government. I realize I'm not going to get that. So I'm not going to go a mile in the direction I wanted to go to, but I will take a few steps in the right direction. This agreement takes us in the right direction, from my perspective, for the very reasons I laid out before."

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