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House passes Paul Ryan's budget over Democratic opposition

Paul Ryan speaks at CPAC, 2014.
Paul Ryan speaks at CPAC, 2014.
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Andrew Prokop is a senior politics correspondent at Vox, covering the White House, elections, and political scandals and investigations. He’s worked at Vox since the site’s launch in 2014, and before that, he worked as a research assistant at the New Yorker’s Washington, DC, bureau.

The House of Representatives passed Paul Ryan's budget today in a 219-205 vote. Every House Democrat voted against the plan. 12 Republicans also voted against it — most of them because they didn't feel the budget did enough to cut spending.

The budget has no chance of passing through the Democrat-controlled Senate, but shows the policy agenda Republicans are likely to pursue if they retake the Senate in this year's elections. Ryan's plan would transition Medicare toward a voucher-based system for future retirees, cut Medicaid by hundreds of billions by turning it into a block-grant program, and repeal Obamacare, among other proposals. Read our card stack for much more detail on what Ryan's budget cuts.