No Senate Budget But It Ponders Buffett Rule Law
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Democrat from the state ranking among the highest in foreclosures and unemployment, would prefer leaving the ship of state to drift rudderlessly. "We do not need to bring a budget to the floor this year — it's done, we don't need to do it," Reid told reporters Friday.
Rep. Ryan's budget passed by the House with 10 GOP defections
03/29/12 03:26 PM ET-
The Republican-led House approved Rep. Paul Ryan's (R-Wis.) budget plan on Thursday by a 228-191 vote, as 10 GOP lawmakers defected and not one Democrat backed the measure.
The passage of the Ryan's blueprint represented a significant political victory for House GOP leaders, who have struggled to pass high-profile legislation in recent months. Democrats ripped Ryan's resolution, claiming it would end Medicare "as we know it" and predicting it would backfire on the GOP this fall.This year's vote was by a narrower margin than the 2011 vote that passed Ryan's budget 235-193. Four Republicans bucked their party last year.