Friday, April 15, 2011

House Passes Ryan's (R) Budget (235-193)

It was almost a strictly partisan vote, with a handful of Republicans joining the Democrats voting no. The budget is unlikely to pass in the Senate, nor be signed off on by Obama, so we could be heading toward another shutdown next year.

"The House on Friday approved a fiscal year 2012 budget resolution from Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) that seeks to drastically limit government spending next year and in years to follow.

But the vote on the measure — which imposes $5.8 trillion in spending cuts over the next decade — came after a clear sign that at least half of the Republican Caucus supports even tougher spending cuts.

The final tally was 235-193, with four Republicans opposing it. They were Reps. Ron Paul (Texas), Denny Rehberg (Mont.), Walter Jones (N.C.) and David McKinley (W.Va.).

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