House Approves Ryan’s Budget

Frelinghuysen, Garrett, Lance and Smith Vote Yes
LoBiondo Joins NJ’s Dems in “No” Vote

Congressman Paul RyanOn April 10, 2014, the U.S. House of Representatives voted on Congressman Paul Ryan’s budget proposal.

All of New Jersey’s House Democrats voted “no” along with Congressman Frank LoBiondo.

All of the other House Republicans voted “yes” except for Congressman Runyan who did not vote.

The budget would cut $5 trillion over the next ten years. The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) has calculated that 69% of the cuts in the Ryan budget come from programs that benefit people with low or moderate incomes including food stamps and school lunch programs as well as repeal of the Affordable Care Act.

Military spending would rise under the plan, but domestic programs would be reduced to the lowest levels since before World War II. And Medicare would be converted into a “premium support” system: Americans 65 and older could buy private insurance with federal subsidies instead of receiving government-paid health care, beginning a decade from now.

This is how NJ’s Congressional Delegation voted.

N/ANJ-1Postion Vacant
NayNJ-2LoBiondo, Frank [R]
Did Not Vote
NJ-3Runyan, Jon [R]
YeaNJ-4Smith, Christopher [R]
YeaNJ-5Garrett, Scott [R]
NayNJ-6Pallone, Frank [D]
YeaNJ-7Lance, Leonard [R]
NayNJ-8Sires, Albio [D]
NayNJ-9Pascrell, William [D]
NayNJ-10Payne, Jr., William [D]
YeaNJ-11Frelinghuysen, Rodney [R]
NayNJ-12Holt, Rush [D]