Sen. Patty Murray was the chairwoman of the failed Joint Committee on Deficit Reduction, known as the super committee, and has been one of the most vocal defenders of domestic discretionary spending in recent months.
The last section of the legislation requires the Office of Management and Budget to assist the president in compiling information from federal agencies on program, project and activity levels to determine the affects of the cuts on each agency.
Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., takes a selfie with his cut-out head during the Hoops for Youth 16th annual charity basketball game held at George Washington University's Smith Center, September 8, 2014. The members of Congress team beat the lobbyist team 46-40. Buy photo here.