“White House eyes harder line on shutdown talks”


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A U.S. Border Patrol agent scans the U.S.-Mexico border while on a bridge over the Rio Grande on March 13, 2017 in Roma, Texas. If the Trump administration pushes for direct funding for the border wall, President Donald Trump will risk a shutdown. | Getty
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The Tonight Show: A deluded Ted Cruz is not in touch with his role in government shutdown.


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“House Republicans Meltdown and Cancel Vote To Fund The Government As Shutdown Looms”


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“GOP split on budget deal”


POLITICO

By Manu Raju and Jake Sherman

House Budget Chairman, Paul Ryan
House Budget Chairman, Paul Ryan

House GOP leaders have been eager to lock down support from their party to back the bipartisan budget deal and avoid yet another round of fiscal crises.

That message appears to have gotten lost in the Capitol Rotunda.

In the Senate, Republican leaders and senior GOP senators are balking at the budget deal, arguing that it hikes spending too high without demanding more immediate cuts in return. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is widely expected to oppose the proposal, and his top GOP leadership lieutenants also raised deep concerns Wednesday, highlighting the party’s continued divide over fiscal strategy, which has only intensified since the October government shutdown.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2013/12/republicans-budget-deal-101046.html#ixzz2nG50vWmo

“How McConnell Is Bracing GOP For Next Shutdown Fight”


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By Sahil Kapur

Mitch McConnell met privately on Tuesday with House Republicans in an attempt to stiffen their spines and preserve the party’s leverage in the next government shutdown fight.

The Senate minority leader urged GOP members, including committee chairmen, who arevoicing strong concerns with the painful military cuts under sequestration to hang tough and stand by the austerity spending level of $967 billion.

“I wish the budget conference well, but I do hope that at the end of the day we’ll support the Budget Control Act. It’s the law of the land,” McConnell told reporters afterward. “It sets out [spending] caps to be achieved. We know that it’s been highly successful. We’ve reduced for two years in a row for the first time since the Korean War. I think it’s a bad idea to revisit a law that is actually working and reducing spending for the government. Within those constraints, I wish them well. … I hope they will comply with the law.”

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