House votes to trim operating budget
January 6th, 2011
01:57 PM ET
11 years ago

House votes to trim operating budget

Washington (CNN) - The new Republican-led House of Representatives voted Thursday to cut its operating budget by 5% - a move meant to reflect the GOP's desire to reduce the size of the federal government.

The measure, which GOP aides claim will save $35 million, passed 410-13.


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  1. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Save a nickel, but add over $1 trillion to our national debt. ($230 billion by repealing health reform and $800 to give tax cuts to the wealthy)

    January 6, 2011 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |
  2. Democrats Class Warfare - Destroying the economy and country

    GREAT! And next year do the very same thing.

    Now keep the ball rolling and turn that $35 million into $35 BILLION and that into $350 BILLION!!! 2011 is off to a great start. Way to go John!! And how much is he saving by not flying in special USAF planes like the former queen of the House?

    January 6, 2011 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  3. @Omegaraiel (twitter)

    Does this mean they have to bring their own coffee?

    January 6, 2011 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |