‘Queen of the Hill’ vote set to decide budget

We are seeing a fun, new twist to budget season this year. The House is set to vote on six budget proposals, and the one with the most votes wins. This Congressional procedure is called ‘Queen of the Hill.’

From Roll Call:

The House Rules Committee Monday set up a series of votes this week on six budget proposals: The one reported out of committee, the version reported out of committee with an additional $2 billion for Overseas Contingency Operations, a leaner Republican Study Committee budget, a House Democratic Caucus budget, a proposal from the Progressive Caucus, and one from the Congressional Black Caucus.

The budget with the $2 billion additional defense dollars is the one House leadership ultimately wants to see adopted. That proposal will be the final vote in the series.

 

[Roll Call]

2 Comments

  1. James Sutton

    A truly democratic budget process this time around, but it’s for all the wrong reasons. “Political cover” seems to necessary however in a war-weary country at a time when another war is almost inevitable.

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