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King: Conference Panel 'One of Our Last Chances'
11/07/2013 10:06 AM ET  

Maine independent Sen. Angus King made his remarks Wednesday on the floor of the Senate, telling his colleagues that ``it's almost less important what's in the deal than that there be a deal.''

WASHINGTON (AP) _ Independent Sen. Angus King of Maine says the conference committee aimed at coming up with a fiscal plan is ``one of our last chances'' to show the American people that Congress can govern.

King made his remarks Wednesday on the floor of the Senate, telling his colleagues that ``it's almost less important what's in the deal than that there be a deal'' to show Congress can compromise.

King is part of the House and Senate conference committee that aims to create a long-term budget plan by Dec. 13 to avert another government shutdown. The 29-member conference committee came about as a result of the last-minute agreement to reopen the government and lift the debt ceiling.

King said that a budget compromise that's signed by the president would ``electrify the country.''


 

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