U.S. House Passes Budget

U.S. House Passes Budget

A bipartisan budget bill was passed by the House this weekend with a 296-121 vote, which is expected to pass the Senate without hesitation by late Saturday afternoon.  The core package is really nine-bills-in-one and includes $126.5 billion in war-related contingency funds on top of about $917 billion in more conventional appropriations. 

Although the new cap for 2012 reaches slightly above the $1 trillion, many conservatives are still unhappy the changes are not greater.  Members in the House say the bill does not go far enough and is far from the cuts proposed cuts by House Republicans last April.      

Read the full Politico article here.

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