Rep. Diane Black, chairman of the House Budget Committee, touted the fiscal 2018 budget resolution as a conservative tax and spending document that would allow a unified Republican government to work toward its campaign promises. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
The House adopted its fiscal 2018 budget resolution Thursday, five days after the fiscal year began Oct. 1.
The 219-206 vote, which moves Republicans one step closer to the reconciliation instructions they need to advance a tax bill through the Senate without Democratic support, was largely along party lines, although 18 Republicans defected and voted against the resolution. No Democrats voted for the GOP-drafted budget plan.