Paul Ryan

While the President is away, budget debates keep going in Washington.  On Wednesday, the Senate passed its version of a Continuing Resolution to fund the government beyond this month.

LISTEN to the Senate pass the C.R.:

Meanwhile, the House continues to explore options for a full budget.

FOX News Radio's Jared Halpern reports from Washington:

The House is clearing the deck for a vote on the GOP-preferred spending plan authored by Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan.

(Rep. Ryan) "Families are struggling because of this borrowing, because of this debt."

The House, one by one, rejecting several alternatives.

(Rep. Broun) "Simply reducing the growth of spending will do nothing to address the economic emergency that we face."

Georgia Republican Paul Broun pushing a conservative plan heavy on spending cuts.  Minnesota Democrat Keith Ellison, with a progressive plan calling on tax hikes on the wealthy:

(Rep. Ellison) "The American people want jobs, not austerity."

The Democratic-controlled Senate expected to pass its own spending plan this week.

In Washington, Jared Halpern, FOX News Radio.