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House passes compromise GOP budget

May 1, 2015
In The News

WASHINGTON -- The House on Thursday adopted a compromise GOP budget that promises to speed repeal of President Barack Obama's health care law while calling for a major budget increase for the Pentagon.

The 226-197 vote sends the budget plan to the Senate for a vote next week.

Of the four Republican representatives from Arkansas, French Hill, Bruce Westerman and Steve Womack voted in favor. Rep. Rick Crawford, who voted against the measure, has said previously that he opposed it because "nonbinding budget resolutions are ineffective without a permanent law like a balanced budget amendment or spending limitation amendment."

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