GOP Expects Chaotic House Debate Over Party’s Planned $61 Billion in Cuts

GOP leaders have pledged an open process for the floor debate on legislation to fund the government.

Cutting_MoneyHouse Republicans will launch their attempt to slash $61 billion in government spending, but the actual level of cuts that will emerge is anyone’s guess.

GOP leaders have pledged an open process for the floor debate on legislation to fund the government for the remainder of the year, and they are relishing the unpredictability that comes with it.

In fact, Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) seems to be expecting it.
“I think Boehner is excited about the floor debate becoming chaotic,” one GOP leadership aide said.

Despite the fact Republicans saw the surprising defeat of two bills on the floor last week, aides said leaders are unconcerned about the potential chaos the debate on the continuing resolution could bring.

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Source: Russell Berman and Molly K. Hooper | The Hill