House Conservatives Head Toward Another Budget Showdown

House Conservatives Head Toward Another Budget Showdown
(Huffington Post, 2/24)

“House Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price (R-Ga.) has his optimism. He just might not have the votes. At least, not yet. […] Price is preparing a plan for his GOP colleagues that would keep the current 2017 spending costs at $1.07 trillion in the upcoming budget blueprint and simultaneously arranging for show-votes to cut money from other programs. […] GOP leaders argue that adopting a budget at the agreed upon level would allow Republicans to move forward with the appropriations process, where they could pass spending bills with conservative policies and get back to a more regular legislative process, rather than the slapdash lawmaking done at last-minute deadlines. […] ‘Trust is a series of promises kept,’ said HFC member Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.). ‘There's not much trust.’ […] Gosar continued that Republicans have heard these assurances of doing spending bills. ‘And then we see a whitewash at the end of the year with no riders and all the appropriations amendments go by the wayside,’ he said. ‘So tell me why I need to trust that?’”

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Jeff Small