House rejects Black Caucus budget resolution for FY 2012

The House on Friday rejected the a substitute FY 2012 budget resolution offered by the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) by a 103-303 vote.

Every Republican voted against it, and even the Democrats were split on the CBC budget — 103 Dems supported it and 75 opposed it.

The CBC budget anticipated more spending in 2012 and the next decade than the budget that is expected to pass the House, which was offered by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.). In debate on the CBC resolution Thursday night, Democrats said their budget would restore cuts to education, transportation, food safety, security and veterans programs.

The CBC is the first of four substitute amendments that the House will vote on Friday, but none are expected to pass.