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Morning Roundup: House Republicans Divided on a Budget (Again) Edition

Speaker Ryan has been trying for weeks to rally his conference around a budget resolution for Fiscal Year 2017, with last night’s House GOP conference meeting set up to be their final pitch to the conference. How did it go? Shocker: not well. While House Republican leaders tried to sound optimistic in the press, the House Freedom Caucus has announced that it is officially opposed to the GOP proposal. Why does that matter? Given the numbers, House Republicans can’t pass a budget without their votes.

House and Senate GOP Struggle with Deep Divisions Over Their Budget

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March 14, 2016

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Divided House Republicans Struggle Over Budget, Ignore Challenges Facing American People

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March 4, 2016

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Speaker Ryan Pitches Budget Plan, House Republicans Not Impressed

Speaker Ryan and House Republican leaders pitched their budget for Fiscal Year 2017 to the Republican conference this morning, reopening the bipartisan budget agreement by promising conservatives $30 billion in additional spending cuts. And if you think that means the House is any closer to considering a budget, think again. Republicans’ latest pitch didn’t seem to go over well with the conference, and the lack of specifics did nothing to appease the more hardline members of the party.

Huffington Post: House Democrats Are Ready To Fight Paul Ryan On 'Sham' GOP Poverty Task Force

Rep. Jim McGovern said if Speaker Ryan and "his Republican friends" make it harder for families to escape poverty, McGovern would fight him.

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March 2, 2016

By Tyler Tynes, March 2

A gaggle of top House Democrats derided Speaker Paul Ryan's newly developed GOP task force on poverty on Wednesday, arguing that the group was a "sham."

Taking individual turns at an outdoor press conference, seven Democrats -- including Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of California, Minority Whip Steny Hoyer of Maryland and Democratic Caucus Chairman Rep. Xavier Beccera of California -- called out what they saw as duplicity behind the selection of the speaker's squad. 

Morning Roundup: McConnell Tries and Fails to Get House Conservatives to Listen to Him

Speaker Ryan can’t unify House Republicans around a budget resolution for Fiscal Year 2017, so yesterday he called in Senator McConnell to try to talk some sense into the extreme Members of his party. A look at today’s headlines shows that it didn’t go well for him either:

The Hill: McConnell tries to sway House conservatives on budget deal

Speaker Paul Ryan Unable to Unify Republicans Around A Budget Deal, Despite Past Calls to Do Whatever It Takes to Pass A Budget

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March 1, 2016

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Hoyer Joins Congressional Black Caucus to Discuss Supreme Court Vacancy

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February 29, 2016

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Hoyer Joins House Democrats in Calling on House Republicans to Begin Bipartisan Negotiations on Puerto Rico

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February 24, 2016

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Hoyer Statement on Promotion of Matthew Verderosa to Chief of the U.S. Capitol Police

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February 24, 2016

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