Tags: Two Parties in Major Showdown on Budget

Two Parties in Major Showdown on Budget

Friday, 18 Mar 2011 10:15 AM

By Dan Weil

Democrats and Republicans are deeply divided over budget issues. And that will make it extremely difficult for the two parties to avoid a government shutdown as they seek to pass a spending plan for the rest of the fiscal year, Politico reports.

The Republican budget proposal includes riders to shrink spending on healthcare reform, Planned Parenthood, financial reform and climate change. Democrats already have agreed to more budget cuts than they can stomach. So they strongly object to the additional reductions.

republicans, democrats, budgetBut conservatives don’t want to budge on those issues. Some of these planks are necessary to push the budget through the House, Kentucky Republican Rep. Hal Rogers, chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, told Politico. “As we’ve seen, many of these riders are a critical part of getting it through,” he said.



© 2015 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Midway Through First Term, Nation's Youngest Mayor Looks Strong

Monday, 26 Jan 2015 22:10 PM

Over a year ago Erin Stewart took office as mayor of New Britain, Connecticut at age 26. Ten months before she faces the . . .

Dems on House Benghazi Committee Say Gowdy Excludes Them

Monday, 26 Jan 2015 20:49 PM

Democrats on a special House committee investigating the deadly 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, have complained that th . . .

Trump on 2016: Romney 'Choked,' Bush's Name a Negative

Monday, 26 Jan 2015 20:10 PM

Billionaire real-estate mogul and TV personality Donald Trump says he is "very, very seriously" considering a run for pr . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved