Sunday, November 17, 2013

Analysis: Do you predict that a Conference Committee will resolve the differences in the House and Senate budget bills? How or why not?

(Will Elections and Voting considerations play a large role?)


http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2013/10/21/us/politics/party-budget-comparison.html?ref=politics&_r=0

44 comments:

Donald Carpenter said...

I do not think that a conference committee will resolve the differences. The two parties could barely even pass a CR to keep the government open, so I do not think they will not be able to pass an actual budget that involves compromise. Many of the Republicans that voted for a budget supported by the President would be primaries, and those members of congress do not want to risk a primary by compromising on a budget. The CRs will continue.

Bryce Anderson said...

I believe that the House of Representatives and the Senate will not reach an agreement upon the bills. I think the bills will be extended another year due to the cooperation within the committee. Maybe even a two year extension is possible.

Tori Navarro said...

In my opinion, I believe that the conference committee will not resolve the differences of the House and Senate. They even had a Government shutdown because they could not reach a decision before. Therefore, they will not be able to pass a bill where both wants are met. Seeing as they have very different views, the bill will be extended until they can reach the closest thing they can to a compromise.

Jake Aperi said...

I do believe a conference committee will eventually resolve the differences between the House and Senate. A budget has to be passed no matter what eventually and the House and Senate have been going back and fourth disregarding each other. So I think they are both going to realize that they have to do what's best for the people and that is come to an agreement and do what is best for the people. Altogether, their differences will be resolved soon, im my opinion.

Nicholas Staniszewski said...

I do not think that a Conference Committee will resolve the differences. With the problems of the Affordable Care Act, Republicans have more capital than Democrats do now in Congress. There probably won't be a compromise as the main issue would be how much money to spend as a deficit. Republicans usually do not like deficit spending, while Democrats are more open to deficit spending. Doubt about reelection might force for some areas that the Democrats would have to concede to the Republicans in order to pass a compromise (due to the capital Republicans have).

Brandon Bhatti said...

I do not think the Conference Committee will resolve the difference between the House and Senate budget bills. They have already had a government shutdown because of this because of them have different opinions on the topic. They will have to expand this farther in my opinion.

Katie Wirch said...

I don't think the the House and Senate will agree upon said bills. Both have such varying and persistent opinions on the Affordable Health Care act and other topics that they simply won't agree in a decent time frame.

Allie Krumrai said...

I do not think that having a Conference Committee will resolve the differences in the budget bills. I think that because the House and the Senate were not agreeing before they are going to have a hard time coming to an agreement even after a Conference Committee being that both sides were not going to give in. This stubbornness from both sides caused the government shut down so that they could help try to come to an agreement, which they did not come to. Therefore, I feel that the bill will be extended even longer until both sides give in a little bit but as of right now with the way things have been going I don't believe that the Conference Committee will help the House and the Senate resolve their differences and come to an agreement.

Brandon Glandt said...

I do not believe that the conference committee will resolve the differences in the house and senate. There was a government shutdown before because an agreement between the two was not met. A budget must be passed eventually and they have been back and forth for a while still with no agreement. Also, they both have many different views, so i think an extension will be added to the bill but nothing new will be passed for a while.

Mr. Bretzmann said...

Do you take into consideration the fact that the approval rating of Congress is about 9% right now, and they want to get elected? Everyone's approval went down, but nobody's more than the GOP in Congress. Both sides lost popularity due to the shutdown. Doesn't that point toward possible compromise?

Dani Schneider said...

I think that a conference committee could resolve the differences between the House and Senate. Due to extreme disapproval from the public, both sides are desperate to gain approval. Therefore, in order to protect themselves both sides will compromise to come to an agreement on the budget bills.

Becca Penn said...

I do not believe that a conference committee could resolve the differences in the House and Senate budget bills because there is too much that is being disagreed upon ,especially when it comes to the Affordable Health Care Act. It is unlikely that the two sides will be willing to do enough compromising in a short time.

Kelsee York said...

Using the government shutdown as an example, I think it will be very difficult for a Conference Committee to resolve differences in the budget. The inability of the two parties to compromise, makes this very unlikely. They have been debating a budget for a long time, and still have not come to an agreement or compromise. I think an extension could be added to the bill, but it is unlikely for a complete compromise to be met.

Jacob arndt said...

I don't believe a conference committee will solve the problems we have right now with our congress. I believe this because both sides of the House and the senate are stuck on their own belief and I don't see either side giving in to the other side and reaching common ground at anytime in near future.

Jordan Wachowiak said...

I don't think a conference commitee will solve the problem. It's not that easy. Both the house and the senate are too stubborn and will not see the other groups point of view. I feel like this problem will always be around. That's just politics.

Kelsey Cybell said...

No, I don't think that this will resolve any of the problems. I think that they may agree for a short amount of time, but there is always going to conflicting opinions, and neither side wants to appear weak; therefore, it is unlikely for them to be willing to compromise.

Justin Jezuit said...

I don't think a Conference Committee will resolve the differences in the house and senate. The two parties have been clashing over this topic for far to long. Another extension will most likely be filed and it will get pushed off budget bills for even longer. In order to get this fixed something bad like a prolonged shutdown will have to happen before the problem is solved. This is because both groups are far too stubborn.

Paul Kremer said...

I do not think a conference committee will resolve the the differences. The two parties do not seem to agree on much. The government shutdown proved this not too long ago. But a budget needs to be passed so someone is going to have to give in a little to get things done.

Emily Hamer said...

No I do not believe that a conference committee with resolve the differences. There is too much of a disparity between what the two sides want so I find it unlikely that they will come to a decision. Additionally, a budget for the country hasn't been passed in three years, so there is no incentive to solve the budget because they have been running without a budget for so long that there is no pressure to create one. (http://www.cnn.com/2012/04/29/opinion/johnson-budget/)

Ian Hintz said...

I believe a conference committee would be able to fix any differing view points from either side. After have the government shutdown and the bad publicity that followed it, both sides are near desperate for approval from the American People. This may cause a forced or rushed agreement, but a compromise none the less.

Joelle Wayer said...

In light of recent events, I feel that a Conference Committee may resolve the differences in the House and Senate budget bills. The government shutdown earned both sides ridicule from the American People; therefore, it is in their common interest to get citizens back on board with their decisions. However, the disparities between Republicans and Democrats are vast; that is the nature of politics. This means that if an agreement/compromise is met, it is likely to be forced and/or rushed right up to the deadline.

Jack Bloomer said...

I think that a Conference Committe will help lead to a resolution of differences between the two chambers. I believe this to be true because a budget bill needs to be passed, and that can not happen when disagreement is occuring

Mike Vidmar said...

I believe the conference committee will resolve their differences because they need to realize what's best for the people and that if they do not resolve the budget bill it will affect the United States more.

Erika Baldwin said...

I too think that there is still too much disagreement over major issues, namely the affordable health care act, for a conference committee to settle all dispute. While the extremely low approval ratings may give them a sense of urgency, I'm not sure it's enough to make them compromise. If it does work, though, it will be because of the negative public opinion.

Ashley Olszewski said...

I'm split on the issue. After the government shutdown, it's hard to think that any agreement will be made. However, with the fact that the approval rating of Congress is down, they could be more desperate to reach a consensus. Regardless, though, I don't think anything will be decided on anytime soon.

Jon Ceccato said...

I believe the conference committee will reach an agreement. I also know that both sides still aren't agreeing on major issues but they have to realize that the public isn't happy with them so they need to start compromising and pass these bills.

GEORGI LLANAS said...

Because of the dropping approval rating of government in general, Senate and House members will have to negotiate quickly in order to be re-elected. Yet, they still may have doubts on weither it is correct for them to assume voters are continuing to stick to their party's usual decision when, in actuality, all voters want is to be able to have a functioning government that will not have them paying through the nose to pay off such an incredible debt. Those who ignore this fact and continue to want their government funded programs are those keeping Congress members in doubt on their decision.

Evan Warwick said...

I do not think that the conference committe will resolve to an agreement upon the bills. The bills will have to be extended another year because of the different views of the committee.

Evan Warwick said...

I do not think that the conference committe will resolve to an agreement upon the bills. The bills will have to be extended another year because of the different views of the committee.

rachelbartram said...

I think that they might be able to come to some sort of agreement if they meet together. Most times if two parties get together to work out differences, there will be some sort of compromise on any issue, big or small. However, at the same time, I would not be surprised if they resolve very little.

---Rachel Bartram

rachelbartram said...

I think that they might be able to come to some sort of agreement if they meet together. Most times if two parties get together to work out differences, there will be some sort of compromise on any issue, big or small. However, at the same time, I would not be surprised if they resolve very little.

rachelbartram said...

I think that they might be able to come to some sort of agreement if they meet together. Most times if two parties get together to work out differences, there will be some sort of compromise on any issue, big or small. However, at the same time, I would not be surprised if they resolve very little.

---Rachel Bartram

Justin Myers said...

I think that the conference committee will not come to an agreement upon the bills. Because of the contrasting views of the committee, the bills will have to be extended further.

Nick Berger said...

I do nott think that a Conference committee will resolve the differences in the House and Senate. Both could not compromise to keep the government from not shutting down, so I think they will be unable to pass a budget involving compromise.

Kelli Kontney said...

I do not think that a conference committee will help the House of Representatives and Senate come to an agreement.I think that the budget bill will be put off again, maybe for another year or two because of this disagreement. The government has shutdown before due to the conflict between the parties, so I do not think this disagreement will change because of the budget bill.

ng said...

No, I don't think they will make an agreement. They have problems com promising, just like the on the budget. It is also a short period of time for them to make an agreement in.

Evan Jahnke said...

I do not think the House and the Senate will come to an agreement. They continually push the deadline farther and farther. I do not see this time being any different. They have to come to an agreement eventually but i don't think they will yet.

Michael Lafferty said...

I don't think a conference committee will solve much. The house and the senate have opposing views on the bill. If they don't come to an agreement then the bill will be extended another year. They couldn't come together before and they most likely agree again.

Kaitlyn L said...

I don't think that the conference committee will resolve the differences of the House and the Senate because the House and Senate hold their own strong beliefs and with our government, it would be a strong thing to achieve. Also, our budget doesn't really look promising to do so.

Ben Ziolkowski said...

Based on the fact that the house is republican and the senate is democrat, I do not think that a compromise will be made. Both sides have struggled with making compromises with the other. However, since the shutdown hurt both sides, there is a chance that they will reach an agreement. Both sides will have to compromise a little if a deal is to be made.

Amy Rothwell said...

I do not think that a Conference Committee will resolve the differences. If the past is any prediction of the future, only continuing resolutions have been passed, and I do not believe that the December 13th deadline will be any different. Although the approval rating of Congress is only 9% and many may expect the GOP (whose approval rating went down more so than anyone’s) to make a compromise to assure reelection, I believe this issue is too substantial for many of them to abandon their views. Therefore, I do not believe a compromise will be reached, and that yet another continuing resolution will be passed.

Jessica Klamecki said...

I do not think that the conference comittee will resolve the differences of the House and Senate because they are not good at making decisions. Each group wants whats best for them and are not really open to compromise, which even led to a Government shut down.

Tony Lopez said...

With the Senate and House of Representatives having very different views, I feel it is unlikely the conference committee will resolve much if anything at all. There has been a long history of disagreements between the two parts of the Legislative Branch, mostly due to Democrats ruling one side while Republicans rule the other, so I doubt this committee will succeed in bringing both of the sides ideals together to a compromise on the budget bills.

Austin L said...

I do not think that a conference committee will solve anything. I doubt that there will be agreement between the two chambered because the house of representatives has a Republican majority and the senate has a democratic majority.