House budget deal passes with token GOP opposition


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House approves budget deal over token conservative opposition - NBC Politics

The House of Representatives approved a modest budget agreement that would essentially forestall the threat of a government shutdown through late 2015 in a Thursday evening vote.

The budget framework, which enjoys the support of President Barack Obama, passed in a 332 to 94 vote, an overwhelming show of bipartisan unity that trumped the token opposition from 62 conservative Republicans. The Senate could approve the legislation next week.

House approves budget deal aimed at averting shutdown -

The deal worked out by House Budget Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan and Senate Budget Committee Chairwoman Patty Murray passed on a 332-94 vote and now goes to the Democratic-led Senate, which is expected to approve it next week in a very close vote.
It represented rare convergence between the two parties on government spending after two years of bitter debate and political brinksmanship that included the 16-day shutdown in October.

A White House statement said the measure does not include everything President Barack Obama called for, but "it marks an important moment of bipartisan cooperation and shows Washington can and should stop governing by crisis and both sides can work together to get things done."

Public anger over the Washington dysfunction, especially with conservative Republicans who triggered the shutdown by trying to link federal spending to their efforts to dismantle Obamacare, motivated GOP leaders to shrug off far right opposition to the budget compromise.
This is the bill that passed the house.

Bill Summary & Status - 113th Congress (2013 - 2014) - H.J.RES.59 - THOMAS (Library of Congress)

Here is the roll-call of the vote:

Not all of the no votes were Republicans. Some prominent far-left Democratic names are also in the NO column. In fact, 31 of the 94 NO votes were Democrats.

BTW, this very bill is the same bill that was brought up in September and got shelved.


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