Both Republicans and Democrats from the Money Committee, which drafted the budget, emphasized the bipartisan nature of the agreement.
|Rep. Joe Barton: Wind turbines|
are destroying the Earth.
Democrats, for their part, expressed concern about insufficient funding for public education, among other areas. Rep. Mike Honda (D - California) credited education and other non-defense spending for helping the United States win the Cold War, and Rep. Hakim Jeffries (D - New York) explained that sometimes "You need money to make money." Rep. Jared Polis (D - Colorado) expressed strong support for funds for Native American communities, but was quickly rebuffed by Budget Chair Peter King (R - New York), who suggested that Polis, from Boulder, was out of touch with average Americans.
|Rep. Patrick Maloney: Deeply concerned|
with conservative nocturnal emissions.
Tensions were elevated at times, such as when Rep. Joe Barton (R - Texas) passionately warned that
wind turbines were disrupting Earth's natural cooling mechanisms and could slow the Earth's rotation. Rep. Patrick Maloney (D - New York) drew Republicans' ire when he described their ideal fiscal scenarios as "Republicans' wet dreams." Rep. John Lewis (D - Georgia) chided both sides for irresponsible language and urged passage for the overall budget.
The budget resolution passed 22-7, with majorities of both parties voting for it. President Obama signed the budget quickly after its passage.