Cheney Breaks Senate Tie on Spending Cuts

Yahoo! News

The Republican-controlled Senate passed legislation to cut federal deficits by $39.7 billion on Wednesday by the narrowest of margins, 51-50, with Vice President Dick Cheney casting the deciding vote.

I haven’t seen any reporting yet whether the move to drop the Byrd amendment stayed in or was dropped in the Senate …

A few hours earlier …

Vice President Dick Cheney will be on hand on Wednesday in case his vote is needed to break a tie on legislation to cut spending in what is expected to be a close budget vote.

In his role as Senate president, Cheney could break any tie on the legislation backed by the White House.

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