House Passes GOP Budget; No Democrats Vote In Favor

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Washington — House Republicans have passed a partisan budget blueprint that if enacted into law would decrease federal spending by $5.8 trillion over the next decade.

New Budget Cuts Will Affect Poorest The Most

The bill would reshape medicare, an issue that will force a clash with Democrats who are intent on preventing cuts to Medicare.

The proposal, which would cut maximum corporate and personal tax rates and would overhaul the Medicaid health program for the poor as well as Medicare, is the new House majority’s most ambitious effort so far to show that it wants to rein in spending and aggressively shrink the federal government.

The vote in the House on the Republican blueprint, drafted by Representative Paul D. Ryan, Republican of Wisconsin and chairman of the Budget Committee, was 235 to 193

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