Wednesday, December 18, 2013

12 Republicans Vote to Advance Budget Deal That Boosts Spending

By Susan Jones
The Senate voted 67-33 Tuesday to advance the Ryan-Murray budget compromise that conservatives oppose as fiscally irresponsible.  Helping Democrats get the votes they needed, 12 Republicans voted with all 55 Democrats to begin debate on the measure.
Republicans joining Democrats to invoke cloture include Lamar Alexander (Tenn.), Roy Blunt (Mo.), Saxby Chambliss (Ga.), Susan Collins (Maine), Jeff Flake (Ariz.), Orrin Hatch (Utah), John Hoeven (N.D.), Johnny Isakson (Ga.), Ron Johnson (Wis.), John McCain (Ariz.), Lisa Murkowski (Alaska), and Rob Portman (Ohio). - See more at:

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