By a vote of 226 to 197, the House approved the budget that it negotiated with the Senate. The budget calls for dramatic spending cuts, balances the budget in 10 years, and includes so-called reconciliation language that would gut the Affordable Care Act.
The Senate is expected to follow suit next week and pass the budget deal. It’s the first time in years that both chambers will have produced and passed a budget.
After the passage of the budget, the House took up the first of the appropriations bills – the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs bill.