Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Three Down - House Passes Budget! Up to Senate to Seal Deal

Per the Washington Post:

The House today passed a $3.5 trillion budget outline that lays the groundwork for President Obama's ambitious initiatives on health care and education.

The 233-193 vote was largely along party lines. The Senate is expected to pass the budget later today, allowing Obama to commemorate his 100th day as president with a major legislative victory.

"It is a very happy day for our country," said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.)

The budget resolution extends tax cuts for families who make less than $250,000 each year, increases the size of Pell Grants and provides money for "clean energy" initiatives that Obama has proposed.

Of course, Republicans said something complaining about spending, deficits and…Zzzzzzzz.  Sorry, I dozed off. 

Now it’s up to the Senate to finalize this thing and get this country moving.

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