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Maine's Sen. King to Serve on Key Budget Committee
10/17/2013 12:39 PM ET  

Sen. Angus King, an independent, is one of 29 members of the U.S. House and Senate who will try to come up with a compromise budget by Dec. 13.

Maine U.S. Sen. Angus King, an independent, has been named to a joint House and Senate budget conference committee whose task is to craft a long-term budget plan by Dec. 13.

The committee is the result of last night's agreement, reached in the 11th hour, to reopen the government and lift the nation's debt ceiling.

"There is no doubt that reconciling the differences will be challenging, but it's also an invaluable opportunity for us to do some real good for the country and demonstrate to the American people that we still have the ability to govern," King says in a statement.

King will be among 29 members of the House and Senate who will serve on the committee. King says the group will have to figure out a way to reconcile the two different budgets passed by the House and Senate earlier this year.


 

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