House Committee Approves Democrats’ Budget Plan
In a 22-16 vote, the House Budget Committee passed a $3 trillion fiscal year budget plan The proposal includes a number of Medicare provisions, a $50 billion increase in the State Children's Health Insurance Program and a plan for electronic-prescribing legislation. The Senate Budget Committee will vote on a similar budget proposal today.
- "House Panel Approves Democrats' Budget Proposal" (Taylor, AP/Houston Chronicle, 3/6).
- "Reconciliation Leaves Out Child Health, Energy Tax Plans" (Johnson/Goode, CongressDaily, 3/5).