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House passes $4.1 trillion budget along party lines

The House of Representatives passed a $4.1 trillion budget Thursday along party lines, 219-206. Eighteen Republicans voted against the resolution, as did all the Democrats, The Hill reports.

The legislation primes the GOP for a tax-code rewrite. "We haven't reformed this tax system since 1986. We need to pass this budget so we can help bring more jobs, fairer taxes, and bigger paychecks for people across this country," House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said.

While both chambers are Republican-controlled, there is still disagreement between members of the GOP. The Senate is not expected to accept $200 billion in required federal spending cuts from the House budget; the upper chamber's proposal would allow $1.5 trillion added to the deficit over the next decade, but the House plan requires a tax proposal that doesn't add to the deficit. Read more about the legislation at The New York Times.