Friday, April 29, 2016

House Freedom Caucus Chairman Vows to Push Conservative Amendments to Spending Bills

Josh Siegel / / /

The chairman of the House Freedom Caucus said Wednesday that Republicans should be able to put forth “conservative policy riders” to appropriation bills.

“If we really are about quote ‘regular order’ then that means the ability to offer amendments and push for those policy changes that we think make sense,” Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, told The Daily Signal in an interview.

Asked if it mattered at what spending level the appropriations bills were at, Jordan responded, “We don’t know for certain [if the normal appropriations process will happen]. We will see when these appropriations bills come up. I think there’s a real problem with bringing appropriations bills without a budget, but it [Jordan’s support] also depends on which bill it is.”

Even though the House has failed to pass a budget, Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., reaffirmed his support Wednesday for moving on spending bills this year, fulfilling one of his goals to pursue “regular order.”...... Read More

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