Patty Murray promises Senate budget this year

Senate Budget Committee Chairwoman Patty Murray (D-Wash.) announced Wednesday that her committee will this year draft a budget blueprint, a return to the Senate's regular order of business that could lead to the first adoption of a Senate budget in four years.

Murray's statement came on the heels of a similar pledge by Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) over the weekend. But a pledge from Murray is more significant, since she earlier this month assumed the chairmanship of the key committee responsible for moving the spending plan to the floor earlier.

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Washington Post | January 23, 2013