House advances $1.07T budget plan opposed by conservatives | Washington Examiner

House Republicans advanced a fiscal 2017 budget resolution out of a key panel late Wednesday, over the objections of conservatives who will likely make it impossible to pass the measure on the House floor.The House Budget Committee debated the resolution all day and into the night, considering dozens of amendments and ultimately voting 20-16 to send the bill to the House floor.This budget shows a commitment to doing what is right, what is responsible to ensure a brighter future for all Americans, said House Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price, R-Ga.House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., who is eager for the House to endorse a spending blueprint, praised the Budget Committee action, even though it does not guarantee the measure will ever pass the full House.I commend Chairman Price for passing a responsible, conservative budget that cuts the deficit by $7 trillion and balances within a decade—all without raising taxes, Ryan said in a statement. This blueprint also repeals Obamacare, shrinks the EPA, improves Medicare and Medicaid, strengthens our military, and calls for tax reform. It represents our vision for a smaller government and healthier economy, and it’s a document that can make all conservatives proud.

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