After a year filled with wrangling over the federal budget, debt ceiling and related fiscal issues, here’s a look at the status quo of the stalemate and what leaders think should be done next.
For all the political drama, Rep. Reid Ribble (R-Wis.) said lawmakers' actions this year would have a relatively small impact. “We’ve saved the American taxpayer about 17 hours of spending. That's it,” he said. “When you just really stop and think about it, we’ve made very little progress.” J. Scott Applewhite/AP Buy Photo