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Monday, June 3, 2019

Senate rejects Rand Paul's balanced budget proposal

By: Jordain Carney
The Hill

The Senate on Monday easily rejected a plan by Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) to balance the budget in roughly five years.

Senators voted 22-69 against advancing the proposal, which would make steep cuts to the budget.

It fell well short of the 60 votes required to move it over Monday's hurdle, with a bipartisan majority opposing it.

Paul's budget would cut spending over a decade by more than $11 trillion compared to current spending levels.

It also revamps the Senate's budget process, includes language allowing for the expansion of health savings accounts, a top priority for Paul, and includes a provision stating that "the United States will not be a socialist nation."

Read more at The Hill.

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