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Congress negotiates ways to decrease deficit

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Congress is currently negotiating ways to decrease the deficit. There is debate between parties in Congress on how to deal with the budget, and Republican Representative Daniel Webster hopes to reach a balanced budget through major cutbacks.

“We’d like to see there be some substantial long term cuts to the budget so that we can actually move towards a balanced budget instead of continuing on a path that will lead to a bankrupt country,” he said.

Democratic Congresswoman Corrine Brown disagrees with many of Congress’ current decisions, and stresses alternative ways to balance the budget.

“There are ways to close the gap, but it’s not cutting WIC programs for pregnant women and children. It’s not cutting student loans, and I’m not going to agree to that,” she said.

Brown adds this process relies heavily on compromise between parties, and hopes the process remains fair and strategized.

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