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planted in this bill and that is the balanced budget amendment to the constitution. the american people aren't looking for a balanced approach but for a balanced budget and for it to work, it needs to be in our constitution. this bill will ensure for the first time in 15 years, both the house and the senate vote on a balanced budget and those are the seeds of the solution to save our next generation and i urge adoption. the speaker pro tempore: jask has two minutes remaining. mr. ryan: i yield myself the remaining of the time. from this debateu it's very clear that we have difference of opinions. we have different philosophies on how to address these issues, but we are coming up to a deadline we must all recognize, default. and what this has done, it has brought our two parties together. i would like to reflect for a
moment the fact that we have a bipartisan compromise here. that doesn't happen all that off en, but that's a good thing. first thing as my colleague just said, this is a down payment on the problem, good step in the right direction, and it is a huge cultural change to this institution. both parties got us in this mess . both parties are going to have to work together to get us out of this mess. and the real problem, i would add, mr. speaker, is the fact that we spend way more money than we take in. we have to address that. to my friends on the left, i think they would like to take comfort in the fact the way the spending cuts are designed. to my friends on the right, we are cutting spending.
we have been trying to get discretionary caps in law for years. i have been here for 13 years trying for it every year, and this is the first time. the last time we were in the majority, we couldn't get it in the republican congress, now we are getting discretionary caps. that is a big achievement. number two, we newsed to sneak these in budget resolutions and now it's in here in plain sight. and what are we doing? we are actually cutting spending while we do this. that's cultural. that's significant. that's a big step in the right direction. we are getting 2/3 of the cuts we wanted in our budget and as far as i'm concerned, 66% in the right direction is a whole lot better than going in the wrong direction. with that, i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: all time for debate on the bill has expired. the previous question is ordered on the bill as amended. the question is on third reading
of the bill. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. the ayes have it. third reading. the clerk: an act to make a technical amendment to the education sciences reform act of 2003. the previous question being ordered the chair notes the absence of a quorum in accord with 7-c and chooses to entertain a motion of the call of the house. without objection, the call of the house is ordered. members will have 15 minutes to record their presence by electronic device. [captioning made possible by the national captioning institute, inc., in cooperation with the united states house of representatives. any use of the closed-captioned coverage of the house proceedings for political or commercial purposes is expressly prohibited by the u.s. house of representatives.]
carolina. >> mr. speaker, i ask for a recorded vote. the speaker pro tempore: a recorded vote is requested. those in support of a recorded vote, those will rise. a recorded vote isrded. members will record their votes by electronic device. this is a 15-minute vote. [captioning made possible by the national captioning institute, inc., in cooperation with the united states house of representatives. any use of the closed-captioned coverage of the house proceedings for political or commercial purposes is expressly prohibited by the u.s. house of representatives.]