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Budget battle nears end in House

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The budget battle that's been brewing in the House could be closer to an end.
Thursday night it came down to a 332 to 92 vote to move the bi-partisan budget bill ahead.  It's a two year plan preventing any future financial fall out., but neither side is totally satisfied

Democrats complain the bill doesn't include the extension of jobless benefits, while Republicans say it simply spends too much.

House Speaker John Boehner blasted conservatives and Tea Party Republicans who are pushing back against "his" support for compromise.


House Speaker, John Boehner (R) Ohio, "why conservatives wouldn't vote for this is -- or criticize the bill -- is beyond any recognition I can come up with."

The plan restores some cuts made by the sequester, including those to school aid, border security and the military.
It finds savings by raising airport security fees and curbing some federal pensions.
Next up, the budget deal heads to the Senate.

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