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House leaders' canceled budget plan vote is a loss for Boehner
House leaders' canceled budget plan vote is a loss for Boehner

WASHINGTON -- House leaders called off plans to vote on their new budget plan, after failing to get enough support from conservative rank-and-file members to pass the proposal. A meeting of the House Rules Committee, which must approve any legislation before it reaches the floor, was postponed just moments before it was set to begin late Tuesday afternoon. Shortly before that, the influential conservative advocacy group Heritage Action had sent a notice that it was opposing the new Republican proposal, saying the plan would “do nothing to stop Obamacare’s massive new entitlements from taking root.” The apparent failure would be a severe blow to House Speaker John A....

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