Conservative backlash against spending deal rages

by ian

House conservatives are still furious about the top-line spending deal Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) negotiated.

They are now meeting with Johnson to work on an alternative plan. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) told reporters, “There’s going to be a new deal drawn up,” while Rep. Ralph Norman (R-S.C.) said, “It’s not going to be the current deal.”

But the Speaker, for his part, is standing by that current deal and says Republicans have their hands tied with a razor-thin majority.

The tension in the House has some wondering if the nation will see a repeat of Former Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s ousting in early October. But Johnson remains optimistic.

Meanwhile, the Congressional Budget Office estimates that the government ran up another half-trillion dollars in debt in the first quarter of the new fiscal year.