Politico: ‘In Battle of Budget Scores, Senate Plan Is Clear Winner Over Boehner Plan’
July 27, 2011
• The Senate plan received a major boost this morning when Congress’ official scorekeeper confirmed that the plan’s first draft cuts budget deficits more than the Boehner plan. According to the Congressional Budget Office, the Senate draft bill achieves $1.3 trillion more in deficit reduction than the Boehner plan.
• Plus, since CBO only measured the plan’s first draft—before additional planned savings were incorporated into the bill—the final version of the Senate plan will achieve even deeper savings when it is filed on the floor.