Representative Xavier Becerra, a California Democrat on the congressional supercommittee on reducing the deficit, said in a interview on Bloomberg Television’s “Political Capital with Al Hunt,” airing this weekend, that a $4 trillion deal is possible as long as about one-third of the plan includes higher revenue.
A “bold” deficit-reduction deal worth $4 trillion is possible, say two influential lawmakers, one a Democrat the other a Republican, who expressed willingness to compromise over their previous positions on taxes and spending.
U.S. Representative Xavier Becerra, a California Democrat and a member of the congressional supercommittee seeking at least $1.2 trillion in budget cuts, said conversations toward a deal would continue into this week.
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx called on Congress to pass long-term legislation to repair U.S. highways and bridges, saying President Barack Obama’s administration views a short-term patch tied to Postal Service reductions as a gimmick.
Advocates of immigration-law changes are prepared to track down lawmakers doing household chores during the month-long congressional break that begins next week if that’s what it takes to get their voices heard.
A bipartisan group of U.S. House members has reached a tentative agreement on a comprehensive revision of the U.S. immigration system, according to three lawmakers, as a Senate committee proceeds with its own plan.
The U.S. Senate voted to finance the government through Nov. 15 after removing language to choke off funding for the health care law, putting pressure on the House to avoid a federal shutdown set to start Oct. 1.