Budget Resolution H. Con. Res. 312 (Roll Call 140)
The House rejected the Republican substitute for the Democratic Budget Resolution. The substitute would have made the Bush tax cuts permanent, capped discretionary spending at $973 billion, reduced mandatory spending by $12 billion over five years, and imposed a moratorium on pork barrel “earmarks.” ACU thinks both budgets were too high, but this one was clearly superior. Still, the House rejected it March 13, 2008 by a vote of 157-263.