Temporary Budget Deal Not Seen As Changing Sequestration's Prospects

By Sebastian Sprenger / October 24, 2013 at 2:07 PM
A temporary deal that ended a weeks-long, partial government shutdown is unlikely to change the odds of overturning sequestration because parties on Capitol Hill remain too far apart on their priorities, according to Todd Harrison, a budget analyst at the Washington-based Center or Strategic and Budgetary Assessments. "I don't see anything that would break the logjam that has existed on the budget for three years," Harrison said in an interview. "This debate is about taxes, entitlements and now Obamacare. I...

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