Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, has said he is "inclined" to support the bill. His vote could put it over the top.
Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, has said he is "inclined" to support the bill. His vote could put it over the top. AP
Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, has said he is "inclined" to support the bill. His vote could put it over the top. AP

Budget negotiations open with happy talk but firm positions

October 30, 2013 6:02 PM