House votes to cut operating budget by 5 percent

Following one hour of debate, House members voted 410 to 13 for House Resolution 22 to cut the House operating budget by 5 percent from 2010 levels, which is expected to save taxpayers an estimated $35 million. 

The bill, sponsored by Chairman of the Committee on House Administration Dan Lungren (R-Calif.), required a two-thirds majority to pass, and does not require the approval of the Senate or White House. 

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