The Ryan Budget Passes the House, 235-193

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April 15 2011 2:32 PM

The Ryan Budget Passes the House, 235-193

It lost the Republican votes of Walter Jones, Ron Paul, Denny Rehberg, and David McKinley -- every single Democrat voted against it. Jones and Paul typically oppose budgets that fund wars, and Rehberg is a U.S. Senate candidate in a state that only voted narrowly for McCain over Obama in 2008; I'm waiting on a statement from McKinley.

Republicans used to say, during the Pelosi era, that "the only bipartisan thing" about her bills was the opposition to them -- the signature bills of 2009 and 2010 all drew substantial opposition from conservative Democrats. The Ryan budget begins its life, as Pelosi's budgets used to, with "Bipartisan Opposition."

David Weigel is a reporter for Bloomberg Politics

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