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Paul, Yarmuth vote against budget deal

President Obama is expected to sign a funding plan today that reduces the budget by more than $38 billion dollars for the second half of the year. You can watch Senator Rand Paul's criticism of the budget plan here.

President Obama is expected to sign a funding plan today that reduces the budget by more than $38 billion dollars for the second half of the year.

The final vote in the House was 260 in favor to 167 against.  59 Republicans voted against the measure even though House Speaker John Boehner called it the best spending plan he could work out with Democrats.

Republican Senator Rand Pauland Democratic Congressman John Yarmuth

were the only members of the Kentucky delegation to vote against the spending plan.

 In a Senate floor speech, Paul blasted the continuing resolution.

We threatened to shut down government over nothing because we're not cutting spending in any serious way.”

“These are no cuts. We will spend more this year than we spent last year. Ask your representative are we going to spend more this year than last year?  If we're spending more this year than last year, that's not a cut.  Ask your representatives, ask your Senators.”

“Will the deficit be more this year than last year? The deficit will be bigger this year.”

Click here to see the final vote in the Senate

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Click here to see the final vote in the House.

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