Friday, July 27, 2012
Ryan is only Wisconsin House member to vote against freeze in Pentagon spending
An amendment to cut $1.1 billion from the 2013 Pentagon budget, effectively freezing the military budget at this year’s levels, passed the House on a bipartisan 247-167 vote last week.
Remarkably, all but one of the Wisconsin members of the House, Republicans and Democrats, voted for the cuts. Even arch-conservative Jim Sensenbrenner voted yes.
Who didn't? Self-styled fiscal hawk and budget-cutter Paul Ryan.
It was a somewhat small but nonetheless important step, and other amendments for more Pentagon cuts and ending the war in Afghanistan unfortunately didn't pass in the Republican-controlled House
Here's the vote breakdown.