Shaheen says yea, Ayotte says nay to budget deal
Democrat Shaheen voted in favor of limiting debate on the measure, while Republican Ayotte voted against it.
The vote overcame the opposition of conservative Republicans who objected to increased near-term government spending.
Ayotte has cited cuts to military retiree benefits as her prime reason for opposing the budget deal.
Shaheen has said the compromise would provide economic certainty for businesses in to create jobs.
Shaheen’s office said her proposal would be “fully paid for by eliminating select corporate tax loopholes.”
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