House passes continuing resolution, Ryan budget

March 21, 2013

The House on Thursday morning voted to pass a continuing resolution that would fund the government for the next six months and also passed Rep. Paul Ryan's (R-Wis.) budget.

The continuing resolution, which passed easily in the Senate on Wednesday and will prevent the government from shutting down later this month, passed 318-109.

The Ryan budget passed 221-207, with 10 Republicans and every Democrat voting against it.

The Ryan budget aims to balance the budget over the next decade, including nearly $5 trillion in spending cuts. Senate Democrats have their own budget, and neither is expected to clear both chambers.

Rosalind S. Helderman has the story.

Aaron Blake covers national politics and writes regularly for The Fix.
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