Budget

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Last week, the Senate worked well into the night to pass a budget I’m incredibly proud of.


Why?

Because this budget not only provides a path to repeal Obamacare, it rejects President Obama’s tax-and-spend policies by slashing $5.1 trillion in spending over the next ten years to balance our federal budget.

We Texans already know a thing or two about balancing budgets…

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Obama Budget Defeated 98-1 In Senate Vote (Washington Times)

President Obama’s budget suffered its latest ignominious defeat when the Senate rejected it on a 98-1 vote Tuesday evening, capping off the first votes of the budget season.

“This is the president’s proposed budget,” said Sen. John Cornyn, the Texas Republican who forced the vote by offering the amendment, complete with the tax hikes, spending increases and deficit targets Mr. Obama had projected in the document he sent to Congress last month.

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Senate Will Vote On Obama Budget (The Hill)

The president’s budget will be offered as a substitute amendment, with senators expected to vote on the measure later Tuesday afternoon. “… We’re going to give all members of the United States Senate a chance to vote on the president’s proposed budget,” Cornyn said from the Senate floor. “I will vote no — that’s probably no surprise to anyone.”

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Republicans: Obama budget ‘laughable’ (Politico)

For congressional Republicans, President Barack Obama’s fiscal 2016 budget is “laughable.” “After six straight years of trying to have it all and losing control of both the House and Senate in the process, it’s time for the President to try something new: listening to the American people,” said Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn of Texas.

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