Can the House and Senate pass a common budget?

A conference committee met this week to see if differences can be negotiated between the budgets passed by the House and Senate. In March, the House and Senate advanced separate budget resolutions that would continue to allow outlays under the statutory budget caps -- $523 billion for defense and $493.5 billion for non-defense programs in FY 2016. The conference hopes to report a compromise by the end of April. 

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