The House passed a budget for fiscal year 2016 on Wednesday, notching a victory for the chamber’s embattled Republican leaders.
House Republicans say the balanced-budget for a strong-America will erase the federal-deficit and cut federal-spending by $5,500,000,000,000 (-$5.5 tril) during a decade; while adding $96,000,000,000 (+$96 bil) to the defense expenditure (warchest).
Senate Republicans ‘not there yet’ on the budget, but we’re confident it will pass; U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (S.C.) says.
The bill passes with a 228-199 vote; 17 Republicans voting against it. No Democrats voted for it.