Ryan Budget passes House
By a vote of 221 to 207, the House of Representatives passed the budget authored by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI). Ten Republicans joined all Congressional Democrats in voting against the Ryan Budget. The 10 Republicans were a combination of Tea Party types — like Rep. Paul Brown (R-GA) and Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI) — along with Republicans in swing districts — like Rep. Chris Gibson (R-NY) and Rep. Joe Heck (R-NV).
Senate Democrats have proposed their own budget – authored by Budget Committee Chair Patty Murray (D-WA) — that is vastly different from the approach taken by the Ryan Budget.