Saturday, February 19, 2011

GOP-Controlled House Passes Spending Cut Bill -

GOP-Controlled House Passes Spending Cut Bill - "House of Representatives approved a bill early Saturday to runt he federal government through the fall and slash $61 billion in spending.

The 235-189 vote to send the bill to the Senate was largely along party lines and defied a veto threat from President Obama. It marked the most striking victory to date for the new Republicans elected last year on a promise to attack the deficit and reduce the reach of government. Three Republicans joined Democrats in opposing the measure.

'The American people have spoken. They demand that Washington stop its out-of-control spending now, not some time in the future,' declared freshman Republican congressman Tim Huelskamp.

The sweeping $1.2 trillion bill covers every Cabinet agency through the Sept. 30 end of the budget year, imposing severe spending cuts aimed at domestic programs and foreign aid, including aid for schools, nutrition programs, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Internal Revenue Service and Planned Parenthood."

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