BPC Senior Vice President Bill Hoagland talked about the current status of the federal budget and congressional options for addressing sequestration.
Washington has lurched from one crisis to another and kept the government running by means of continuing resolutions and massive appropriations bills.
This is the first time in six years that a budget conference blueprint has been agreed to by Congress.
GOP lawmakers have sparred over a comparatively small sliver of war funding in congressional budget debates.
Republican leaders are expected to unveil House and Senate budgets next week that will hew to spending curbs enacted four years ago.
Republican leaders vow to show that they can govern effectively by following through on a budget. But that will take compromises both within the Republican caucus and with the president.