Fulfilling a top campaign pledge, Republicans on Tuesday gave final approval to the first budget from Congress in more than five years.
Despite passage of the largely symbolic budget blueprint, Congress faces a rough road ahead in translating that vision into actual spending bills that will satisfy both parties and avoid a government shutdown this fall.
The $3.8-trillion GOP budget blueprint for the fiscal year that begins Oct. 1 is based on beefed-up funding for the military and steep reductions in social programs. But President Obama is all but certain to veto any Republican-backed spending bills that mirror such an approach.
On Tuesday, Republican leaders nevertheless...