August 28, 2014

Aim Low, Fire With Care

January 4, 2013
Congressional Quarterly

Excerpt

Robert L. Bixby, executive director of the Concord Coalition, told CQ that the budget agreement was purposefully limited to avoid another government shutdown and support the economic recovery. He added that the question now is whether limited agreements can lead to greater bipartisan cooperation in the future. “They (House Budget Chair Paul Ryan and Senate Budget Chair Patty Murray) settled for a bunt," Bixby said. "The question is whether this is the beginning of a new phase of bipartisan cooperation [on fiscal issues] ... or the end of any efforts to reach a grand bargain."