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Capitol Hill GOP Spending Like Obama Is Still President

We urge CHQ readers to call the toll-free Capitol Switchboard (1-866-220-0044) to ask for House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy. Tell Rep. McCarthy that the Freedom Caucus is right: We support funding our troops, however, growing the size of government by 13 percent is not what the voters sent Republicans to Congress to do.

Obama: Fed. Gov't Not Big Enough; Up Budget by 7%

Rick Moran, American Thinker

Apparently, half a trillion dollar deficit isn't a problem. Obama wants to toss the sequestration agreement he made with R's in '11 and is proposing an increase of at least $68 billion in the FY 2016 budget.

Secret Language in Budget Deal Revealed

Real Clear Politics Staff

Sen. Jeff Sessions revealed that language was slipped into the budget deal eliminating a provision that required 60 votes in the Senate to increase spending and taxes beyond what was specified in the sequester. Under the rule change, only a simple majority would be required. 

Senate Budget Deal Vote No Slam Dunk

Manu Raju and Burgess Everett, Politico

Despite the resounding House approval of the budget bill, the Senate doesn’t seem to be a slam dunk. While Senate Dems are confident they can keep their 55-member caucus united, it remained unclear which 5 Repubs would cross the aisle to break an expected GOP filibuster on the measure next week.

Republican List of Shame On Ryan Spending Deal

As we said yesterday, conservatives will look at the Roll Call on the spending deal and start recruiting candidates to file challenges to every Republican House member who supported it. Here's the list, and with the exception of Texas, filing is still open, so start talking to potential challengers today.

McConnell, Boehner Spilt on Budget Deal

Alexander Bolton, The Hill

Boehner backs the Ruan budget agreement, while McConnell doesn’t. “He said he wouldn’t accept busting the budget caps,” a McConnell source stated. “They traded busting the budget caps for that deal.”

Here Comes the Gov't Collapse

Right Scoop Staff

Mark Levin reminds Repubs. that while they're worried about preventing another gov't shutdown, the whole thing is going to shutdown and collapse. There isn’t enough money to pay for the spending that's going on right now.

Spending Vote a Litmus Test for Conservatives

The vote on the Ryan -- Murray spending deal will show which Republicans are willing to participate in the culture of lies that enables the disastrous state of American governance.

Budget Deal Could Make or Break TeaParty

Christopher Bedford, Daily Caller

Conservatives had better start paying attention to the budget battle raging in Washington: If things go south — and they are poised to do just that — the tea party’s single greatest policy victory, the sequester, could be destroyed. And worse yet, it could be destroyed in exchange for nothing.

TeaParty to Ryan: Kiss 2016 Goodbye

Alex Pappas, Daily Caller

“If Paul Ryan puts his name to any plan that takes away the sequester, the most effective mechanism we’ve had in the past decade to actually cut spending, he can kiss goodbye any chances of running for president in 2016,” Todd Cefaratti, founder of TheTeaParty.net, said.

Help House Conservatives Fight Ryan, Portman and Boehner on Spending

House Republican "leaders" are about to cave on spending. Conservatives Mick Mulvaney (SC-5), Steve Scalise (LA-1), and Jim Jordan (OH-4) are rallying their colleagues to fight a new spending deal negotiated behind closed doors by establishment Republicans Rep. Paul Ryan and Senator Rob Portman.

Conservatives Oppose Ryan Budget Deal

Alex Pappas, Daily Caller

Americans for Prosperity said that lawmakers should oppose any budget deal that violates the $967 billion spending cap for '14 mandated by sequestration. They join the Heritage Foundation in opposing the budget deal be hammered out by Rep. Paul Ryan (R) and Sen. Patty Murray (D).

GOP About to Fumble on the Budget?

G. Tracy Mehan III, American Spectator

Better keep automatic sequester in place.

Cantor: No Sequester for TaxHikes Swap

Pete Kasperowicz, The Hill

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) said that House Repubs won't consider a fiscal deal with Dems that eliminates some of the sequester cuts by raising taxes.

Boehner Nixes Defunding Obamacare, Will Fight to Keep Sequester Intact

Maybe Speaker Boehner has some secret polling data that tells him Americans will pour into the streets in outrage if the sequester spending levels are violated, but aren’t really all that worked-up about Obamacare, but we doubt that is the case.

DeMint: O to Blame If Gov't Shuts Down

Audrey Hudson and Amy Woods, Newsmax

"If Obama would not accept a funding bill for the government that fully funds the government but didn't have his failed law in it, then he would be shutting down the government."

Boehner: Sequester In Obama's Hands

Emma Dumain, Roll Call

Boehner announced that the sequester is here to stay until Obama gets serious about spending cuts.