U.S. Congressman Greg Walden voted for it and defended his vote when he was on the Lars Larson show.
"This process leads to another 23 billion in cuts over the period of the budget. More over, it gets a permanent savings that the sequester didn't. Think about what's been happening in Wisconsin and other places over pension reform. Now new federal hires will have to pay a greater share and not rely on taxpayers to bail them out."
If the senate passes the budget, this will eliminate the possibility of another government shutdown for two years.