Competing visions for the federal budget

Senate Democrats and House Republicans have offered vastly different federal budget blueprints in their opening bids for fiscal 2014.

SOURCES: Congressional Budget Office, House Budget Committee, Senate Budget Committee. GRAPHIC: Katie Park and Karen Yourish - The Washington Post. Published March 13, 2013.

Accounting for Ryan's surplus

House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan says his budget proposal would eliminate the deficit within a decade. How does he close the gap?

Ryan sets stage for a budget duel, targets health-care law

Republicans and Democrats on Capitol Hill are drafting radically different budget blueprints.

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