Friday, December 31, 2010

House of Representatives 2011 - #2520 - Dems Rip Proposed Rule Giving New Power to GOP Budget Chairman - The Hill

A proposed House rule granting new powers to the GOP chairman of the Budget Committee has sparked outrage from Democrats. The proposed rule would allow the Budget Committee chairman to set spending ceilings for 2011 without a vote by the full House. By approving the rules package, the House would give authority to the new Budget panel chairman to set budget ceilings at a later time and his decision would not be subject to an up-or-down vote on the floor. In practice, this would give power to Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), the incoming chairman of the panel, to impose deep spending cuts since spending bills cannot exceed the budget ceiling for the 2011 fiscal year. The House is set to vote on the rule soon after it convenes on Jan. 5. Read more.........  Finally, this is great news, hope they have the votes to prevail.  Article contributed by Steve Peters.

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