Skip to main content
Advertising

Originally published Thursday, March 21, 2013 at 6:17 PM

  • Share:
             
  • Comments (0)
  • Print

Senate rejects Ryan budget

The Senate has soundly rejected a balanced budget plan authored by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan.

Associated Press

Most Popular Comments
Hide / Show comments
No comments have been posted to this article.
Start the conversation >

advertising

WASHINGTON —

The Senate has soundly rejected a balanced budget plan authored by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan.

Five Republicans joined every Democrat present to kill the measure, which failed on a 40-59 vote.

The GOP's most ardent tea partyers - Rand Paul of Kentucky, Ted Cruz of Texas and Mike Lee of Utah - opposed the measure, which projects a balanced budget in a decade but relies on $600 billion-plus in tax revenues on the wealthy enacted in January to do it.

Susan Collins of Maine and Dean Heller of Nevada also opposed the Ryan plan, which cuts sharply from safety net programs for the poor and contains a plan to turn the Medicare program for the elderly into a voucher-like system for future beneficiaries born in 1959 or later.

News where, when and how you want it

Email Icon


Advertising
The Seattle Times

The door is closed, but it's not locked.

Take a minute to subscribe and continue to enjoy The Seattle Times for as little as 99 cents a week.

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Subscriber login ►