GOP may demand two-year budget as price of debt ceiling deal

Supporters say passing a two-year budget would allow Congress to focus more on oversight issues instead of constantly trying to hit spending deadlines, many of which aren’t met.

Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), who has previously voted for a biennial budget bill, has emphasized the need for structural spending reforms when discussing the debt-limit talks. He has declined, however, to go into specifics.

Pressed on the issue last week, Boehner said, “I think there needs to be real review of the entire budget process, and I’ll probably have more to say on that later.”…

Many appropriators remain firmly against the idea, which would cut their workload — and authority.

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