WKYT | Lexington, Kentucky | News

House approves budget agreement

WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House is applauding a bipartisan House vote to approve a two-year budget agreement.

The legislation cleared on a vote of 332-94, with sizable majorities of Republicans and Democrats alike voting in favor. Final passage is expected next week in the Senate.

The agreement averts another government shutdown and eases some of the automatic spending cuts.

White House press secretary Jay Carney says the vote "shows Washington can and should stop governing by crisis and both sides can work together to get things done."

Final passage is expected next week in the Senate despite reservations on both sides. Some conservatives don't like spending increases. Democrats are unhappy that the measure lacks an extension of unemployment benefits due to expire three days after Christmas.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus


2851 Winchester Rd. Lexington, Ky 40509 859-299-0411 - switchboard 859-299-2727 - newsroom
Register for Email
RSS Feeds
Copyright © 2002-2015 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 235685101 - wkyt.com/a?a=235685101
Gray Television, Inc.