‘Most Republicans would rather run away from it. We saw that happen during the presidential campaign.’
The Senate defeated the House Republican budget Thursday evening, with five Republican senators joining Democrats in voting against it.
The budget, authored by House budget committee chairman Paul Ryan, would balance the budget in 10 years through a combination of cuts to entitlement programs and non-defense discretionary spending. It passed in the House earlier on Thursday.
The Ryan budget was proposed as an amendment by a Democrat, Senate budget committee chair Patty Murray. The goal was to force Republicans to take a stance on a budget that Democrats see as unpopular and politically problematic. No Republican proposed the Ryan budget as an amendment.
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