December 17, 2015

ACCEPTING THEIR BEATING:

Conservatives give Ryan a pass on budget deal they despise : 'The end product here is just cleaning the barn, it's a disaster,' one Freedom Caucus member complains. (ANNA PALMER and LAUREN FRENCH 12/16/15, Politico)

The House Freedom Caucus hates the massive government-funding bill: Spending levels are billions of dollars higher than what conservatives wanted, and at least two top policy priorities -- language addressing Syrian refugees and so-called sanctity of life -- were cut.

But unlike past fiscal battles, when lawmakers took shots at GOP leaders and tried to tank bills, this time conservatives are largely holding their fire. Even as they vow to oppose the package, many are still praising Speaker Paul Ryan's handling of the $1.1 trillion spending bill and $680 billion in tax breaks.



Posted by at December 17, 2015 7:15 PM

  

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