House rejects Senate Democrats’ budget, with the help of 35 Democrats

posted at 9:21 pm on March 20, 2013 by Mary Katharine Ham

Hey, baby steps. They wrote a budget this year, and it earned more votes than all of President Obama’s budgets have earned, combined. And, opposition to Democratic priorities continues to be consistently more bipartisan than the coalition that passed Obamacare.

The House on Wednesday rejected the Senate Democratic budget in a 154-261 vote, with 35 Democrats voting against the blueprint from their upper chamber colleagues.

The Senate Democratic budget was one of three budgets cast aside in a series of votes Wednesday after a debate in which Republicans excoriated President Obama for failing to offer his own budget plan in time for the votes.

House Democrats were instructed to vote for the Senate Democratic budget, but 35 of them defected.

Blue Dog Rep. Kurt Schrader (D-Ore.) said he voted against the Senate budget because it did not go far enough on entitlements.

“It is not enough entitlement reform in there going forward. It needs to be a more complete and balanced picture and it wasn’t bipartisan in the end of the day,” Schrader told The Hill.

He said he thinks there is an even chance of a deficit grand bargain this summer, but it will not look anything like the House majority or Senate majority budgets.

“Given the fact that none of these bills are going to pass with any bipartisan votes, it begs the question. The president has teed it up. He has talked about entitlement reform–not the Paul Ryan approach–he’s defended some of the tough things in front of the Democrat caucus,” Schrader said.

Among those Democrats voting no, the NRCC’s top targets:

The National Republican Congressional Committee announced earlier this year that Reps. Ann Kirkpatrick and Ron Barber of Arizona, John Barrow of Georgia, Colin Peterson of Minnesota, Mike McIntyre of North Carolina, Jim Matheson of Utah and Nick Rahall of West Virginia are all top pickup opportunities for Republicans in 2014.

Jim Matheson must have heard about this. Find the rest of the wary Dems, here. They may be surprised to learn that they all hate old people and children, or whatever evil it is Democrat Budget Deniers are allegedly guilty of today.

The RNC tweaked Obama today for his priorities— budgets vs. brackets.

I agree with their point on priorities, but they should also be making out brackets of their own, if they know what’s good for them. Like it or not, these are the politics of now.

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So now the Senate Democommies can say that they put forth a budget- thy knew would not pass.

Another Nothing Sandwich from the irresponsible, dishonest Liberals.

FlaMurph on March 20, 2013 at 9:26 PM

So not the farce of the Senate Budget. So what exactly did you get John?

I know you have turned the GOP into the DNC. We now fund anything the DNC wants through CR’s. Who cares what the American People want? Not John.

The American People do not want Obama Care or the record doubling of the Deficit of 2007 but now we have it every single year.

John do your job or get the heck out of there. You are a disgrace.

Steveangell on March 20, 2013 at 9:29 PM

Glad to see they’re still serious about a budget!

Kini on March 20, 2013 at 9:39 PM

#bipartisanship.

Jackalope on March 20, 2013 at 9:44 PM

…atta boy Harry!

KOOLAID2 on March 20, 2013 at 9:45 PM

IRS all the GOP fault
-lsm

cmsinaz on March 20, 2013 at 9:47 PM

Dang autocorrect

cmsinaz on March 20, 2013 at 9:47 PM

I watched some of the “discussions” on Cspan of the House and Senate Budgets.

All I can say is that the entire lengthy process in both houses was for the Ds to all come out and say the same thing over and over again. Didn’t matter which chamber I watched.

The Rs still don’t get it. They are losing the messaging yet again.

CoffeeLover on March 20, 2013 at 9:50 PM

cmsinaz on March 20, 2013 at 9:47 PM

Hello..:)

Dire Straits on March 20, 2013 at 9:52 PM

The RNC tweaked Obama today for his priorities— budgets vs. brackets.

…the trolls will be here to explain the brackets…in a sequestration second!

KOOLAID2 on March 20, 2013 at 9:52 PM

Obama and the Senate Dems will never go near entitlement reform…not with a 10 ft pole. Watch, they’ll BS and sing and dance around it and the next thing you know it will be 2016

Jackalope on March 20, 2013 at 9:53 PM

Evening Dire

:)

cmsinaz on March 20, 2013 at 9:55 PM

The Rs still don’t get it. They are losing the messaging yet again.

CoffeeLover on March 20, 2013 at 9:50 PM

Yup. This is SOOOO tiresome.

Jackalope on March 20, 2013 at 9:57 PM

Obama and the Senate Dems will never go near entitlement reform…not with a 10 ft pole. Watch, they’ll BS and sing and dance around it and the next thing you know it will be 2016

Jackalope on March 20, 2013 at 9:53 PM

…and the Republicans will keep expanding…continuing resolutions until then!
…(how you doing?…K?…)

KOOLAID2 on March 20, 2013 at 9:57 PM

How many of those 35 D’s voted yea for the progressive caucus budget?

I can’t find the roll call.

wolly4321 on March 20, 2013 at 10:09 PM

KOOLAID2 on March 20, 2013 at 9:57 PM

Reeling but trying to stay distracted and one foot in front of the other etc. Thank you.

Jackalope on March 20, 2013 at 10:23 PM

Jackalope on March 20, 2013 at 10:23 PM

…hang in there…you’re a good lady…I think, a strong lady!

KOOLAID2 on March 20, 2013 at 10:28 PM

bayam!

Del Dolemonte on March 20, 2013 at 10:46 PM

The House on Wednesday rejected the Senate Democratic budget in a 154-261 vote, with 35 Democrats voting against the blueprint from their upper chamber colleagues.

So the vote was about 35 times as bipartisan as the “bipartisan” Obamacare…

There Goes The Neighborhood on March 20, 2013 at 11:48 PM

How many of those 35 D’s voted yea for the progressive caucus budget?

I can’t find the roll call.

wolly4321 on March 20, 2013 at 10:09 PM

A source told me NONE.

And that makes sense since they are probably from “conservative” districts.

IlikedAUH2O on March 21, 2013 at 5:44 AM

Conservative alternative budget voted down. Would have balanced budget in JUST FOUR YEARS!

Democrats tried to procedurally trick Republicans into approving the highly-conservative Republican Study Committee budget — 171 members voted “present,” essentially declining to have their votes count in the final tally, meaning the bill only needed a majority of the up or down votes to pass. The final vote was 104 to 132 (Democrats tried such a trick last year and nearly succeeded, so Republicans were more prepared for this time around)

Source: MINNPOST Devin Henry, House defeats Progressive Caucus budget, others

The budget plan would cut discretionary spending to 2008 levels, and then freeze them there until the budget balances in 2017. It also seeks to simplify the tax code and would move Medicare to a premium-support system

Source: Dems force GOP to vote down RSC budget
By Pete Kasperowicz

IlikedAUH2O on March 21, 2013 at 5:58 AM

Oh good lord. You’re actually taking your lead from Drew at Ace’s ?

Stop conceding the narrative. The president filling out a tournament bracket is NOT the politics of the day. It is BS trivia and should be treated as such.

The idea that if only Republicans were as hip as Obama and filled out their own bracket, that they would somehow do better in elections, or something, is RETARDED.

deadrody on March 21, 2013 at 9:22 AM

Obama is pure show and no “go.” This man is totally incompetent when it comes to financial matters of our country. His past three budgets haven’t garnered a single Democrat vote in the Democrat controlled Senate since 2010. Oh yeah, in 2010 the House was controlled by Dems too and it didn’t pass there either. This year he is working on a month late and he has the audacity to play before work. He goes to Israel and says we need to do this and that and yet, he brings no plans. He appears before Congress and does the same thing – still no plan. He appears before the American people promising this and that – still no plan. He goes to sleep and doesn’t even raise a finger to check with his staff knowing that American’s in Benghazi are fighting for their lives, just so he can go campaign the next day in Vegas – you b@$tard! One thing he has done is to seriously screw up our medical system and in 2014, our economy. Of course, that’s from the largely unintended consequences from his ill-thought out Obamacare plan. It’s only going to get much worse next year. If this guy was even a low level manager in a company, he would have long since been fired for gross incompetence. Goes to show you what opportunities government can provide for people.

stuartm80127 on March 21, 2013 at 10:17 AM