Senate Passes Federal Budget

Saturday March 23, 2013 8:42 PM - Leave a Comment

capitol-washingtonPeople who said it couldn’t be done were wrong.

Senate narrowly passed a federal budget in the early hours of this morning - the first formal plan to make it through in four years. The Democratic-drafted budget calls for nearly $1 trillion in new taxes over the next ten years in an effort to protect safety-net programs.

Republicans voted unilaterally against the plan, arguing that it was weaker than the House Republicans’ budget-drafted by Rep. Paul Ryan-to reduce debt over the decade.

The vote put an end to more than three months of exhausting budget battles, leading the Senate into a much-anticipated recess. Read more at Washington Post.

{Andy Newscenter}

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