|Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI)
Three senators not voting were Republicans Kay Bailey Hutchison of Texas and Pat Roberts of Kansas, along with Democrat Chuck Schumer of New York.
Note: Both Snowe and Brown are up for re-election in 2012.
The budget proposal, authored by Rep. Paul Ryan
(R-WI), failed in the Senate, 40-57. A simple majority – 51 votes – would have moved the plan forward.
The Senate also voted on President Barack Obama’s proposed budget. The Spender in Chief’s budget failed to garner even a single democrat vote, and was defeated 0-97.