WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a bi-partisan budget agreement Thursday afternoon.
The budget passed 332 to 94 after lobbying by both Republican and Democratic leaders in support of the plan.
Both sides said the agreement represents a common ground breakthrough absent in the budget battles of recent years.
The budget vote pitted House Speaker John Boehner' against conservatives in his own party.
"You know, when you criticize something and you have no idea what you're criticizing, it undermines your credibility," Boehner said.
"I'm glad to see Speaker Boehner has stood up and really defied some members of his own party who would shut down the government, and said we're not going down that road again," said Senator Dick Durbin.
The budget bill now goes to the Senate, where Florida Senator Marco Rubio has labeled it "un-American."