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07 January 2011

Bipartisanship: Georgia Democrats & Republicans Cut Congressional Budget

Thursday afternoon, Congress took its first steps towards getting government spending under control by voting to cut its own budget by five percent, saving $35 million in the process.

The House on Thursday passed a measure that would cut committee and legislative office budgets by five percent or more, making good on a pledge by House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) to cut as much as $35 million from Congress' total operating budget.

The measure passed on a 410-to-13 vote, with 177 Democrats joining all Republicans in voting in favor. Thirteen Democrats voted no, and 11 members did not vote. Rep. Dan Lungren (R-Calif.), the chairman of the Committee on House Administration, sponsored the measure

Sonmez, Felicia (2011-1-6). House passes budget cut for committees and legislative offices. Washington Post. Retrieved on 2011-1-7.

All thirteen members of Georgia's congressional delegation voted for House Resolution 22 [HOUSE ROLL CALL 8].