Budget Deal Passes the House
December 12, 2013 - 3:47 pm
It wasn’t a close vote.
The House approved a two-year budget plan on Thursday evening, voting 332-94 over the objections of conservatives concerned it would increase spending in the short-term and liberals concerned it would not extend long-term jobless aid.
The bill, which passed on a bipartisan vote, now goes to the Senate. The House vote indicates the bill could be on a relatively clear path to the president’s desk, in sharp contrast to the protracted budget standoff in the fall which resulted in a partial government shutdown.
Lawmakers face a Jan. 15 deadline this time around to approve a spending plan.