January 10, 2024

Spending Deal

“Congressional leaders have reached an agreement on overall spending levels for the current fiscal year… House Speaker Mike Johnson said Sunday the agreement would secure $16 billion in additional spending cuts from the previous agreement brokered by then-Speaker Kevin McCarthy and President Joe Biden and is about $30 billion less than what the Senate was considering…

“Overall, the agreement calls for $886 billion in defense funding. It would provide $772 billion in domestic, non-defense spending, when including $69 billion called for in a side deal to the debt ceiling bill that McCarthy had reached with the White House, Democrats said.” AP News

Here’s our previous coverage of the deal approved by McCarthy and his subsequent ouster. The Flip Side

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From the Right

The right argues that more cuts are needed, but is skeptical that Johnson has the leverage to do better given his narrow majority.

From the Left

The left is mildly disappointed by the cuts, but argues that the deal is far better than a government shutdown.

The left is mildly disappointed by the cuts, but argues that the deal is far better than a government shutdown.

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