Sen. Barbara Mikulski, Senate Appropriations Committee
After many, many days of closed-door negotiations, we finally have an agreement on the 2016 budget. The deal heads to the floor today, and if it passes, it means no more continuing resolutions for the remainder of 2016 and some certainty on the pay and benefits front for federal employees. Maryland Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) is the senior democrat on the Senate appropriations committee and had a key role in negotiating the final deal. She talked with Jared Serbu on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.