WHIP LIST: 2016 House GOP Budget

March 20, 2015
In The News

The House Republican budget for fiscal 2016 cuts spending by $5.5 trillion over the next decade, balances in nine years and adds more than $90 billion in war funds to skirt defense spending caps.

New Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price’s (R-Ga.) first blueprint, though, sparked a fight between fiscal and defense hawks over whether additional Pentagon funds should be offset.

Leaders brokered a compromise that allowed the Budget panel to approve the plan early Thursday in a 22-13 party-line vote. The House Rules Committee will increase the Overseas Contingency Operations fund to $96 billion and remove any offsets, a move defense hawks said would win their support.

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