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VIDEO: John Boehner, Nancy Pelosi discuss Republican spending plan

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On Thursday, the House of Representatives passed the Republican budget drafted by Budget Committee Chairman, Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis.

With a vote of 219-205, the 10-year spending plan cleared the House floor.

"This document is our vision for getting Americans back to work and our budget back in balance," said House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio. The Speaker is looking forward to what this new spending plan will do for the American people.

Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., believes this plan will be detrimental to the middle class. She says the Republicans are only looking out for "the wealthiest people in america with special interests in our country, and not the great middle class."

House Democrats offered their own version of the spending plan, but Boehner says that would've gone nowhere. "Democrats here in Washington continue to play politics," Boehner said. "They've fallen flat because the American people are still asking the question, 'Where are the jobs?' "

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