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House Republicans Rally Behind Budget Cuts

April 16th, 2014 by WCBC Radio

House Republicans rallied behind a slashing budget blueprint last week, passing a non-binding but politically imposing measure that promises a balanced federal ledger in 10 years with sweeping budget cuts and termination of health care coverage under the Affordable Care Act. The 219-205 vote on the budget outline takes a mostly symbolic swipe at the government's chronic deficits. Follow-up legislation to actually implement the cuts isn't in the offing. Twelve Republicans opposed the measure, and not a single Democrat supported it. Sixth District Congressman John Delaney, a democrat who represents western Maryland, spoke out against the plan on the House Floor…


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