228 – 191 House Passes the House Republicans’ Budget
For Immediate Release: March 29, 2012
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228 – 191
HOUSE PASSES THE HOUSE REPUBLICANS’ BUDGET
Arlington,VA – This afternoon, the House of Representatives passed the House Republicans’ budget by a vote of 228 – 191. The measure was passed largely on a party line basis.
At a policy summit hosted by Public Notice and the National Journal prior to the vote, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan said that passing a budget is part of the “fundamental aspects of governing.” At this same event, House Budget Committee Ranking Member, Chris Van Hollen, explained, “the issue is not whether we reduce the deficit and whether we reduce the debt. We have to do that.”
Public Notice executive director Gretchen Hamel said:
“It’s not if, but when will we find the resolve to pass a sound budget that makes the needed reforms for a secure fiscal future. Passing a budget is fundamental to governing, and reducing the debt is not an option—it’s something we have to do. I commend the House on today’s effort, though for real deficit reduction to occur, both parties must work together to build bipartisan, meaningful reform and both Chambers must debate and pass budgets. Unfortunately, that cooperation has yet to been seen. We heard the warnings from the Members and panelist today, it’s time to put partisan politics aside and work on real fiscal solutions.”
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