Nov. 11, 2005

House Budget Measure Is Pulled

Big cracks opening in the GOP. This could be the end folks! G~ House Budget Measure Is Pulled: "House Budget Measure Is Pulled Moderates Buck GOP Leadership In Both Chambers By Jonathan Weisman and Shailagh Murray Washington Post Staff Writers Friday, November 11, 2005; Page A01 House Republican leaders were forced to abruptly pull their $54 billion budget-cutting bill off the House floor yesterday, amid growing dissension in Republican ranks over spending priorities, taxes, oil exploration and the reach of government. A battle between House Republican conservatives and moderates over energy policy and federal anti-poverty and education programs left GOP leaders without enough votes to pass a budget measure they had framed as one of the most important pieces of legislation in years. Across the Capitol, a moderate GOP revolt in the Senate Finance Committee forced Republicans to postpone action on a bill to extend some of President Bush's most contentious tax cuts."

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