House Passes Plan To Avert Federal Shutdown

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The House has passed both the continuing resolution that funds the rest of this fiscal year, averting a government shutdown, and the Republican-written budget plan for the next fiscal year.

FOX News Radio’s Rich Johnson reports from Washington:

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The Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, Kentucky Republican Hal Rogers is praising the continuing resolution, and the tweaks made by the Senate.

(Rogers) “This bill is the product of thoughtful, bipartisan conciliation and hard work.”

Not so happy: Connecticut Democrat Rosa DeLauro, who says the CR still contains:

(DeLauro) “Deep, permanent, indiscriminate and harmful sequestration cuts that threaten our economic recovery.”

The continuing resolution now heads to President Obama’s desk. 

The budget plan will eventually go to conference to be reconciled with the Senate Democrats’ very different budget vision.

In Washington, Rich Johnson, FOX News Radio.

Paul Ryan

Now that the House and Senate have passed a bill to fund the government through September, they’re turning their attention to very different budget proposals for the next fiscal year.

FOX News Radio’s Rich Johnson has details from Washington:

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In sort of a debate between the bodies, House Budget Committee Chairman Republican Paul Ryan lays out his party’s differences with Senate Democrats.

(Ryan) “We want to balance the budget. They don’t. We want to restrain spending. They want to spend more money.”

Senate Budget Committee Chair Democrat Patty Murray says the Ryan plan…

(Murray) “Takes extreme cuts to our infrastructure that’s crumbling, to education that’s so important to our future.”

Once both budget proposals are passed comes the months-long job of trying to find compromise.

In Washington, Rich Johnson, FOX News Radio.




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