After five years of frustrating inaction in Congress, the departure of House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) appears to be making room for progress. Before handing over his job to Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), Boehner put together a deal to raise the debt ceiling and reached an agreement on the budget for this year and next. The deal would increase caps on defense spending to provide $548 billion in fiscal 2016 along with $58.7 billion to spend on war accounts. In 2017, it would allow a $3 billion ...

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