Friday, April 3, 2009

Three cheers for bipartisanship!

Congress approves budget:
Voting along party lines, the House and Senate approved budget blueprints that would trim Obama's spending proposals for the fiscal year that begins in October and curtail his plans to cut taxes. The blueprints, however, would permit work to begin on the central goals of Obama's presidency: an expansion of health-care coverage for the uninsured, more money for college loans and a cap-and-trade system to reduce gases that contribute to global warming.
Crypto Republican Evan Byah voted against it... not a surprise, but still bizarre. The Senate and House bills are fairly different, so we'll have to see how they reconcile.