House passes Democratic budget plan

As expected, passage was relatively smooth, even though no Republicans voted in favor.

Published April 2, 2009 11:45PM (EDT)

The $3.6 trillion budget proposed by President Obama and congressional Democrats passed the House easily Thursday night. The Senate is likely to follow.

The vote went largely along party lines -- following a pattern established with the stimulus, no Republicans voted in favor of the bill. 20 Democrats crossed the aisle and voted against the budget.

By Alex Koppelman

Alex Koppelman is a staff writer for Salon.

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