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News Roundup | March 22, 2012

Here’s a roundup of this morning’s must-read budget and economic stories:

The House Budget Committee passed Paul Ryan’s fiscal year 2013 budget yesterday by a margin of one vote. The Associated PressThe Hill and Politico have the details.

According to The Washington Post, on Wednesday the House rejected the Senate-passed long-term transportation reauthorization bill. The chamber will take up a short-term extension today.

Politico reports that while the House-passed JOBS Act passed an important procedural hurdle yesterday in the Senate, the future of the bill is still uncertain. The New York Times has more.

Bloomberg says and independent analysis has found President Obama’s budget would raise taxes on 27 percent of U.S. households.

Bloomberg examines two reports issued yesterday about spending for travel at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

The New York Times looks at whether the worst of the European debt crisis has passed.

On the opinion pages: The Wall Street Journal says implementing the Buffett rule wouldn’t do much to cut the deficit.

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