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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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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.

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