House Passes Ryan Budget


The House of Representatives has passed Paul Ryan’s “Path to Prosperity” budget, 235-193.  The bill passed without a single Democrat vote in favor.

The Ryan budget proposes to cut $6.2 trillion in spending over the next ten years, reducing the deficit by over $4 trillion.  As reported by Fox News, Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) said of the plan, “The greatest danger that America faces today is doing nothing,” and the Ryan plan “is the strongest step we could take today.”

The House has now taken that step.  The budget plan moves on to the Senate, where the Republicans are not in the majority, so it cannot pass on a party-line vote.

Update: Congressman Paul Ryan, via Twitter: “This is our generation’s defining moment. U.S. House of Reps advances Path to Prosperity.  This budget keeps America exceptional, and preserves its promise for the next generation.”