Federal Budget

Winners and Losers of the Budget Showdown


Democrats and Republicans walked 20 paces, turned, aimed—and then holstered their weapons. A zero-hour budget deal on Apr. 8 narrowly averted the first government shutdown since 1996. The parties agreed to $38 billion in cuts in a compromise bill scheduled for an Apr. 14 vote by the House. A look at some of the programs that narrowly escaped the guillotine—and those that didn't.

Faler is a reporter for Bloomberg News.

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