Political Headlines March 21, 2013: House of Representatives Passes Paul Ryan’s Budget 221-207, Approves Senate Changes to Continuing Resolution 318-109

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OBAMA PRESIDENCY & THE 113TH CONGRESS:

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House Passes Paul Ryan’s Budget, Approves Senate Changes to CR

Source: ABC News Radio, 3-21-13

The House of Representatives voted Thursday morning to pass House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan’s budget proposal, which outlines spending levels over the next decade while achieving an annual budget surplus in the year 2023.

The resolution passed 221-207.  It was opposed by all House Democrats in addition to 10 House Republicans.   Reps. Justin Amash (R-Mich.), Paul Broun (R-Ga.), Rick Crawford (R-Ark.), Chris Gibson (R-N.Y.), Phil Gingrey (R-Ga.), Joe Heck (R-Nev.), Walter Jones (R-N.C.), Thomas Massie (R-Ky.), Randy Forbes (R-Va.) and David McKinley (R-W.Va.) opposed the budget….READ MORE

Political Headlines March 20, 2013: Senate Passes Stopgap Budget Bill to Fund Government with a Vote of 73-26

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Senate Passes Stopgap Bill to Fund Government

Source: ABC News Radio, 3-20-13
The Senate did its part Wednesday to stave off a government shutdown by passing a continuing resolution in order to keep the government funded,

The continuing resolution, known in Washington shorthand as the CR, is a stopgap appropriations measure. Congress is up against a March 27 deadline to keep the government funded through September, the end of the fiscal year.

The bill passed with a vote of 73-26 and now heads over to the House of Representatives for final passage….READ MORE

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