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Capitol Hill GOP Spending Like Obama Is Still President

We urge CHQ readers to call the toll-free Capitol Switchboard (1-866-220-0044) to ask for House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy. Tell Rep. McCarthy that the Freedom Caucus is right: We support funding our troops, however, growing the size of government by 13 percent is not what the voters sent Republicans to Congress to do.

Democrats: We Need to Raise Domestic Spending Caps

Nicholas Ballasy, PJ Media

A group of House Democrats called on the GOP-led Congress to increase the FY2018 defense and non-defense domestic spending caps. House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said, “If we are going to act responsibly on behalf of the national security of this country and on security in the global community, we will adopt a budget that does in fact lift the caps. We need to get real. We need to get responsible and we need to get it right for the American people.”

GOP plan to boost defense spending worries some in party

Andrew Taylor, AP

House Republicans Tuesday will propose using tens of billions of dollars in additional war funding to get around tight budget limits on the Pentagon in their new budget plan. The move is designed to placate defense hawks, but is already making tough-on-spending elements in the party uneasy.

GOP set to offer budget

The Associated Press

Republicans now in charge of Congress offer their budget blueprint this week with a pledge to balance the nation’s budget within a decade and rein in major programs such as food stamps and Medicare.