Saturday, May 25, 2013
Sen. Susan Collins first said last month that she would not support the House GOP's 2012 budget plan fashioned by Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., and the Washington Post notes today that Collins is one of at least three GOP senators who have indicated they will vote against the House GOP plan when it hits the Senate floor.
Sen. Olympia Snowe, R-Maine, hasn't said yet, officially, how she will vote on the Ryan budget, but she has been very critical of the budget's plan to transform Medicare into a system, eventually, where seniors buy coverage from a menu of private plans.
The question about the House GOP budget is not whether it can pass the Senate - it can't - but rather how many GOP senators will vote against it.Tweet
Kevin Miller is Washington bureau chief for the Portland Press Herald and MaineToday Media. He has worked as a journalist in Maine for 6 ½ years, covering the environment, politics and the State House. Before arriving in Maine, he wrote about politics, government and education for newspapers in Virginia and Maryland.
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