House Committee Approves 2012 Budget Resolution

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With a partisan vote of 22-16, the House Budget Committee last week approved Rep. Paul Ryan’s proposed 2012 budget resolution and sent it to the House floor. According to the committee, the resolution would reduce deficits for the next 10 years by an additional $1.6 trillion compared to CBO’s baseline.

Democrats on the committee offered 20 amendments, most of which were rejected in partisan votes. The committee approved amendments adding non-binding language that expresses support for considering national security spending for deficit reduction and providing additional resources for priorities such as child support enforcement and veterans health care. The full House is scheduled to consider the budget resolution later this week.

External links:
Concord Coalition Commends Deficit Reduction Goal of Ryan’s Budget Proposal But Urges Flexibility in Bipartisan Negotiations
Legislative Text and Committee Report
House Budget Committee Summary
Text of Budget Committee Amendments
House Budget Committee Votes
House Budget Committee Democrats’ Statement and Analysis of Democratic Amendments

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