Liberals urge Senate vote on Ryan's Medicare plan

The liberal Campaign for America's Future (CAF) is urging Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) to hold a vote on the House Republican budget, which includes Rep. Paul Ryan's (R-Wis.) plan to replace Medicare with subsidies to buy private insurance. 

The House passed the Ryan budget along party lines, 235-193, just before the spring recess. Democrats have spent the past two weeks hammering away at it, especially its Medicare proposal, which the Congressional Budget Office says would raise healthcare costs on seniors.

"This Republican budget plan is an outrage. The more Americans learn about it, the angrier they get," CAF co-director Robert Borosage said in a statement. "Bring it to a vote. Force a debate on it. Let Americans know exactly where their senators stand."