Head of House GOP Committee Opposes Budget Deal
Washington (AP) - The head of an influential House Republican panel says he'll oppose the budget deal negotiated by the White House and Congress to avert a government shutdown.
Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio said in a statement Tuesday that while some of his GOP colleagues will support the compromise announced late Friday night, he believes "voters are asking us to set our sights higher."
Jordan heads the Republican Study Committee. He said the committee had pushed for a full $100 billion in cuts from President Barack Obama's budget.
The deal negotiated by Obama, Speaker John Boehner and Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid calls for spending cuts of almost $38 billion below current levels. Some $12 billion in cuts already have been enacted as part of three stopgap spending measures.