Parkersburg News and Sentinel: Local representatives vote for budget bill

Rep. David McKinley, R-W.Va., Rep. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., Rep. Bill Johnson, R-Ohio, and Rep. Nick Rahall, D-W.Va., voted for the bill that passed the House 359-67. Most of the votes against were Republicans.

Members of the U.S. House of Representatives in West Virginia and Ohio voted for the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2014 based on the compromise reached by Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash.

The spending bill late prevents another government shutdown until October and sets spending limits for federal agencies until the end of the fiscal year on Sept. 30.

The Ryan-Murray compromise reached in December stopped an automatic $63 billion in sequestration cuts in defense and non-defense spending over two years and saves $85 billion from cuts and new revenue in 10 years.

Rep. David McKinley, R-W.Va., Rep. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., Rep. Bill Johnson, R-Ohio, and Rep. Nick Rahall, D-W.Va., voted for the bill that passed the House 359-67. Most of the votes against were Republicans.

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