House members may want to cut your budget, but they voted to keep their own budget level.
They voted 3-1 to maintain a budget of 3.3 billion dollars for congressional operations. But the portion of that figure that goes to House staff and travel is down 13 percent from two years ago.
For the coming year, the House voted to reduce spending only on a maintenance project for the Capitol dome. After passing their own budget, members departed for a weeklong recess.