Tax and Appropriations

House and Senate GOP Struggle with Deep Divisions Over Their Budget

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March 14, 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.

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 Remarks on Republicans’ Unserious Bill That Does Nothing to Address the Debt

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February 11, 2016

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We Called It: Republicans Add Billions to Deficit Then Call for Extreme Budget Cuts

After Republicans added billions to the deficit when they passed their unpaid-for tax bill in December, Politico reports that the House Freedom Caucus is pushing Speaker Ryan to cut spending levels dramatically, rather than stick with the budget agreement that Republicans agreed to:

President Obama’s Fiscally Responsible Budget Invests In Our Future, While Republicans Continue to Struggle with Internal Division

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February 9, 2016

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Hoyer Statement on President Obama’s Fiscal Year 2017 Budget

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February 9, 2016

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Hoyer Op-Ed: Congress Must Heed President’s Call to Elevate Our Politics, Take Bipartisan Action

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January 15, 2016

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Memo to Media: As the 114th Congress’s Second Session Begins, Speaker Ryan Must Choose: Play the Politics of Delay for a Year or Work with Democrats to Effect Bipartisan Results Now

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January 8, 2016

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