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Only 62 House Republicans Stand up to Tax and Spend Budget Deal

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013 and is filed under Uncategorized

Last Thursday, the House voted to approve the Ryan-Murray budget (H. J. Res. 59) with overwhelming bipartisan support.  Only 62 Republicans voted against it.  Under this agreement Congress would reinstate more than half of the sequester for the next two years.  Budget caps would be set at $1.012 trillion in 2014 and $1.014 trillion in 2015; current law is $967 billion & $995 billion respectively.  The extra $64 billion in spending is offset with a hodgepodge of intangible, notional, or unverifiable collection of savings spread out over 10 years.  There are a number of conservative concerns with this deal:

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