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Politico is running a 3-page story that outlines the split in the GOP regarding yesterday’s vote on the Continuing Resolution to fund the federal government thru April 8 in which 54 House GOPers voted against the measure.
In fact, the idea that it’s not enough to slash $10 billion is ludicrous to some lawmakers — especially longer-serving Republicans. In private conversations around the Capitol, they are growing increasingly frustrated with the cavalcade of outside groups, talking heads and conservative lawmakers who seem to be driving the debate. Pairing with outside groups, such as Heritage Action, they’re providing the leadership with headaches.
There appears to be considerable rancor among the GOP leadership, with Boehner rumored to be bitching and moaning and name calling behind closed doors about these “deficit hawks” .
Some veteran Republican House members are pushing back against conservative deficit hawks who are pushing for endlessly deep spending cuts, saying the right wing of the party is creating unnecessary divisions for the GOP majority.
While the 54 Republicans who voted against the most recent stopgap spending bill didn’t derail the legislation, some GOP lawmakers are becoming increasingly wary of a faction that rejects substantial spending cuts because they want deeper ones or the inclusion of divisive social policy riders.
TONIGHT–Capitol Hill Insider Elizabeth Letchworth rejoins the show with her usual dose of CONGRESSIONAL CANDOR to help us sort it all out. Elizabeth is the owner-founder of GradeGov.com and columnist for The Daily Caller.
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