House Republicans on both sides of the conference reached an agreement.
Republicans on both sides of the conference reached agreement this weekend on a short-term government funding bill. The effort was led by GOP Reps. Dusty Johnson, House Freedom Caucus Chairman Scott Perry, Stephanie Bice, Chip Roy and Kelly Armstrong.
The deal includes a one-month continuing resolution, funding the government until October 31. It also includes an 8 percent cut in funding for domestic agencies, except Veterans Affairs and the Pentagon. Another part of the bill includes elements of the border security legislation (HR2) in addition to the electronic verification provisions.
“Congress must keep the government open and secure the border. That’s why we worked with leaders of the House Freedom Caucus to introduce a 31-day continuing resolution focused on resolving the crisis at our southern border,” they said. Johnson, Bice and Armstrong. , of the Republican Main Street Caucus, said in a statement Sunday.
“In the coming days, we will work together to build support for this CR, to pass the defense appropriations bill, and to make progress on other appropriations bills that bend the curve of out-of-control spending,” they said. -they added in their press release. statement.
It’s unclear whether there are enough GOP votes in the House to pass the bill. Many members of the House Freedom Caucus said they would not vote for a continuing resolution unless it was accompanied by conservative policies.
The temporary deal does not include aid to Ukraine or disaster relief, and is likely dead on arrival in the Democratic-controlled Senate.
The House will likely vote on the bill later this week.
The response to the bill came quickly. Congressman Cory Miller tweeted at X (formerly known as Twitter): “I have not seen the final agreement yet, but I have heard that a CR will be pushed for a 30 day extension that will include HR 2 Secure The Border Act (which I voted for) minus the electronic verification, and more from Ukraine. financing.
“If the House thinks adding HR2, which we sorely needed, sweetens the deal then I will vote to authorize more funding for Ukraine so the neocons/neolibs in the Senate don’t don’t object. I’m a HARD NO!”
His statement continued: “I’m fed up with DC’s backroom deals to appease 61 members of the Senate and I’m not going to play that game. Our job is to fund the United States and take care of the American people. I I was not elected by foreign interests like the others. Enough is Enough!” concludes his statement.
representative Dan Bishop from North Carolina shared Mills’ sentiment, tweeting: “I’m with Cory. No CR. Pass the damn approval bills. Bring the crazy bureaucracy back to pre-COVID levels. Now.”
representative Montana’s Matt Rosendale tweeted: “For months I have made it very clear that I would not support a CR. And this week is no different.”
“A CR is a continuation of Nancy Pelosi’s budget and Joe Biden’s policies. We were assured in January that we would not use Democrats’ tricks to fund the government and that we would introduce all 12 appropriations bills , thus financing the government responsibly and transparently, which is why I will vote against the CR this week,” concluded his statement on X.