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  • Senate rejects 'Cut, Cap, Balance'

    07/22/2011 8:15:46 AM PDT · by BfloGuy · 198 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/22/2011 | By SCOTT WONG
    The Democratic-controlled Senate on Friday narrowly voted to block a Republican measure that would force Congress to pass a stringent balanced budget amendment and cap spending before increasing the debt ceiling. The legislation, a conservative priority, never had a chance of passing, but the strictly partisan 51-46 vote to table the “Cut, Cap and Balance” bill highlighted the partisan divide in Washington over how to tackle spending and raise the nation’s $14.3 trillion debt limit.
  • Breaking: GOP passes Cut, Cap, & Balance Act (Paul Ryan Declares Victory, Bachmann Dissents)

    07/19/2011 6:58:39 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 84 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/19/2011 | Ed Morrisey
    John Boehner and the Republican caucus in the House passed the Cut, Cap, and Balance Act as promised on a near-party-line vote tonight, 234-190. The move puts the onus back on the White House to propose an alternative or assume responsibility for killing the debt-ceiling hike it contains: Defying a veto threat, the Republican-controlled House passed legislation Tuesday night to slice federal spending by $6 trillion and require a constitutional balanced budget amendment to be sent to the states in exchange for averting a threatened government default.The 234-190 vote marked the power of deeply conservative first-term Republicans, and stood in...
  • Jim Jordan to Harry Reid: (Bipartisan) “Gang of 234" just showed you the way forward

    07/20/2011 3:09:01 PM PDT · by Qbert · 23 replies
    Hot Air ^ | JULY 20, 2011 | TINA KORBE
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) this morning said he’s waiting for House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) to let him know what kind of debt limit deal would be able to pass the House, The Hill reports. But Republican Study Committee Chairman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) has a message for Mr. Reid: The House showed the Senate the way forward last night, when it voted 234 to 190 to pass the RSC-initiated “Cut, Cap and Balance” legislation. The bill would cut spending by more than $100 billion in 2012, cap spending over the next decade and make a debt limit increase...
  • (no budget Dingy Harry) Reid says he's waiting on Boehner to tell him 'path forward' on debt

    07/20/2011 9:51:31 AM PDT · by Libloather · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/20/11 | Josiah Ryan
    Reid says he's waiting on Boehner to tell him 'path forward' on debtBy Josiah Ryan - 07/20/11 10:35 AM ET Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Wednesday claimed his chamber has a "path forward" for raising the debt ceiling but said he's waiting on Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) to tell him what can pass the House. “I'm at a point where I'm saying we need to hear from the House of Representatives,” Reid said from the Senate floor. “We have a plan to go forward over here. But until we hear from the House of Representatives, really our, all...