The Senate Appropriations Committee agreed Tuesday on a voice vote to recommend their $20.1 billion spending plan, which spends $127 million less than a House budget proposal approved two weeks ago. The budget proposal was rolled out overnight Sunday and officially unveiled at a press conference Monday morning.
Committee chairmen gave the public the chance to speak on the bill before several amendments were taken up. Many of those offering comments Tuesday asked Senate budget-writers to reconsider some of their funding decisions. Please click here for the video testimony offered at the committee meeting. The full Senate will consider the budget tomorrow.