The House of Representatives passed the Republican plan to cut Congress's budget by 5 percent. The resolution, introduced Monday by GOP Transition Team Chairman, Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR), would require House members to reduce their budget to 95 percent of their 2010 allowance. The plan also calls for greater transparency efforts relating to bills and for committees.
In a press release, Rep. Walden described the action as “only a first step” and “just the first installment of savings.” He was selected by Speaker Boehner (R-OH) to lead the GOP Transition Team following the November elections, with the task of looking for ways to cut costs in the House of Representatives.
Rep. Walden discussed key aspects of the transition as well as GOP proposals for future cuts in government spending on the Washington Journal.
The House also held the first-ever reading of the U.S. Constitution on the floor by Congressional members.