Conservatives oppose House GOP’s $1.07 trillion budget

March 16, 2016

House Republicans on Tuesday unveiled a fiscal 2017 budget proposal that stands little chance of passing thanks to combined opposition from Democrats as well as their own right flank.

Few Republicans are satisfied with a GOP blueprint that lifts discretionary spending caps by $30 billion next year, to $1.07 trillion.

The budget plan includes conservative priorities, including a complete overhaul of the tax code, rolling back banking reform regulations, repealing the Affordable Care Act, and reforming Medicaid and Medicare. And it would come to the floor along with a standalone measure to reduce entitlement spending by $30 billion, to make up for last year’s agreement to exceed the spending caps by that amount.

But busting the spending caps has caused a conservative revolt, drawing opposition from the two major conservative House factions, the Republican Study Committee and the House Freedom Caucus


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