House approves budget deal aimed at averting shutdown
December 12th, 2013
06:54 PM ET
9 months ago

House approves budget deal aimed at averting shutdown

Washington (CNN) - A compromise federal budget plan that would remove the threat of a government shutdown for two years won easy approval Thursday from the Republican-controlled U.S. House.

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 as early as next week.

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soundoff (6 Responses)
  1. Randy, San Francisco

    Speaker Boehner just discovered how good it feels to stand up with courage and integrity to Tea Party and conservative purist bullies in his party.

    December 12, 2013 08:08 pm at 8:08 pm |
  2. RonL

    I is nice to see SOMETHING accomplished in the House that included the word "compromise." Even though the budget proposal does not tackle some of the major issues facing the congress at least it avoided the DRAMA we have been experiencing almost every 4 months. The next BIG step the raising the debt ceiling in 3 or 4 months.

    December 12, 2013 10:02 pm at 10:02 pm |
  3. ladies first

    can't imagine they made an offer that couldn't be refused!

    December 12, 2013 11:57 pm at 11:57 pm |
  4. Evergreen

    The Clash of the Titans. The US Chamber of Commerce has finally given our Congresspeople permission to get back to work. The country now can begin to move forward. However the Koch Brothers are not happy.

    December 12, 2013 11:58 pm at 11:58 pm |
  5. chris elliott

    you people need to approve unemployment benefits some of us aren't rich and thoughtless as you rich boys

    December 13, 2013 12:47 am at 12:47 am |
  6. eddie whitley

    it,s about time the gop came common ground,and done somthing right for the country.

    December 13, 2013 12:59 am at 12:59 am |