WASHINGTON, D.C. – The republican-led House approved a budget plan written by fiscal conservative Paul Ryan. The proposed budget aims to cut spending by 5.1 trillion dollars by cutting social programs including food stamps, college loan programs and health care for the poor. It also asks to repeal the Affordable Care Act.
Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi called the proposed budget a road to economic ruin and an irresponsible assault on seniors, students, women, families and the future.
Since Ryan is term limited as budget chairman, this will be his final fiscal blueprint. Twelve republicans voted against the proposal, as did all House democrats.