Alabama Congressman Opposes Budget Deal

A budget bill endorsed by President Donald Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi passed the Democrat-controlled House on Thursday. The measure passed on a 284-149 vote. 219 Democrats voted for the plan, along with 65 Republicans. 132 Republicans voted no, joined by 16 Democrats. Alabama's delegation was split. Republicans Martha Roby, Mike Rogers and Robert Aderholt voted in favor of the deal, along with Democrat Terri Sewell. Opposing the deal were: Republicans Gary Palmer, Mo Brooks, and Bradley Byrne. The bill's Republican opponents cited concerns about the deficit and debt. The deal increases the debt limit through 2021, and increases discretionary spending. "A nation that creates unsustainable debt will eventually reach a point where it inflicts irreparable harm on its economy and thus on its future," Palmer said. The bill now heads to the Senate.

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