Congress Approves Two Year Budget Deal

Nov. 3, 2015

On Oct. 28, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 266 to 167 to approve a budget deal that raises the nation’s debt ceiling through March 2017. The measure also increases federal spending on defense and domestic programs over $80 billion for the next two years, which should benefit such CLSA priorities as NIH funding.

The package was crafted by former House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and President Barack Obama as well as a number of other legislative leaders on both sides of the aisle. The budget deal was supported by 79 Republicans, including Speaker Paul Ryan and California Reps. Calvert (R- Corona), Cook (R- Yucca Valley), Denham (R- Atwater), McCarthy (R-Bakersfield), Nunes (R- Visalia), Royce (R- Brea), Valadao (R-Hanford) and Walters (R-Irvine), and 187 Democrats.

A section-by-section of the budget deal is available here. The legislation passed the Senate in the early morning of Oct. 30 by a vote of 64 to 25, with both California Senators voting in favor of the bill.

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