President Obama’s budget failed in the House of Representatives today with only two Democratic members voting for it, the latest in a series of instances in which congressional Democrats have emphatically opposed the president’s budgets when put to a vote.
,p>The budget was proposed as an amendment to the House Republican budget by Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-SC), (R-SC), in order to force Democrats to go on the record in support of the president.
Reps. Jim Moran, (D-VA) and Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-OH) were the only Democrats voting in favor of the bill.
Other Democrats rejected the vote, calling it a political stunt.
The $3.9 trillion budget blueprint included billions of dollars in new spending, cuts to the military and included higher taxes on the wealthy.
“This budget will also continue to put our fiscal house in order over the long-term — not by putting the burden on folks who can least afford it, but by reforming our tax code and our immigration system and building on the progress that we’ve made to reduce health care costs under the Affordable Care Act,” Obama explained after rolling out his budget in March.