CNN's Erin Burnett tackles congress' vote to cut social programs rather than having mandatory spending cuts to defense spending. Virginia Congressman, Rob Wittman says he has made the tough choices when comes to spending cuts.
In a vote that was almost entirely along party lines, the house of representatives passed a Republican bill that cuts $243 billion from the budget over 10 years. Those cuts are meant to help offset a massive mandatory $500 billion cut to defense spending. The mandatory cuts will happen at the beginning of next year if congress can't agree on $1.2 trillion in overall cuts and so far, not a lot of agreeing is going on.
No democrat supported the Republicans' bill and it's pretty much dead on arrival in the Senate.