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Five Budgets Fail in Senate

Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call

The Senate also defeated a proposal from Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) which mimics President Barack Obamas fiscal 2013 budget plan. The measure was rejected 0-99, similar to last year when it was defeated 0-97.

Senate Budget Chariman Kent Conrad (D-N.D.) said the Sessions proposal is not what the president proposed so of course Democrats would not support it.

McConnell said the vote was not surprising when you consider just how bad the presidents budget is. Its bad for jobs because it includes the biggest tax hike in history, its bad for seniors because it lets Medicare and Social Security become insolvent and its bad for our economy because it fails to address the nations $15 trillion debt.

Along with the Obama and Ryan budgets, the Senate rejected spending blueprints from Republican Sens. Pat Toomey (Pa.), Mike Lee (Utah) and Rand Paul (Ky.).

The Toomey plan, defeated 42-57, would have balanced the budget by 2020. Lees proposal, which would have balanced the budget by 2017, was rejected 17-82, and Pauls budget, which also would have reached balance by 2017, fell 16-83.

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