THE INSIDERS: Jerry Crawford And Doug Gross
The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed a budget deal, preventing an upcoming government shutdown. While neither side said it was happy with the deal, both sides have mostly been satisfied with the compromises made.
Democrat and Des Moines Attorney Jerry Crawford said the deal was a big first step toward bipartisanship but that it was a sad thing that this sort of compromise was unusual for Congress. Crawford said that the deal should be celebrated because it was passed instead of worrying about which side the deal helps out more.
Republican and former nominee for Iowa governor Doug Gross said that the new deal would work to reduce the nation’s debt over the next 10 years. Gross said that while some politicians, like Florida Senator Marco Rubio, are criticizing Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan for working across the aisle to strike a deal, more people would be praising his ability to make this kind of deal.
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