House Floor Next for Contentious GOP Budget Plan That Cuts Social Safety Net, Tax Rates

It’s on to the House floor for a deficit-slashing GOP budget plan.

That’s the next step after the House Budget Committee approved the bold but contentious blueprint by a near party-line vote late Wednesday.

Republican leaders may have a tougher time corralling the votes to pass the measure through the full House, where some tea party conservatives think it doesn’t go far enough, even though it calls for cutting $5.3 trillion from President Barack Obama’s budget over the coming decade, including sweeping cuts to federal health care programs and social programs aimed at the poor.

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Source: The Washington Post