Farm Bill: Political Notes- Budget and Spending
Janet Hook and Siobhan Hughes reported in today’s Wall Street Journal that, “The Republican-controlled House, hours before the State of the Union address, passed a resolution Tuesday calling for more drastic and immediate cuts in domestic spending than envisioned by President Barack Obama in the speech.
“The resolution, approved on a 256-165 vote, calls for House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R., Wis.) to dramatically lower the ceiling on government spending in the remaining seven months of the current budget year.
“Seventeen Democrats voted for the measure. No Republicans opposed it.”