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House Republicans disrespect Bush

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Jul 4, 2005
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The House leadership has got a lot of work to do to get this thing passed.

Link below; my emphasis.

"Republican leaders on Capitol Hill are vowing to revive a sweeping budget-cut bill despite an embarrassing setback this week. But they won't have an easy time of it considering divisions within the GOP and a revolt by party moderates over cuts to social programs like food stamps, Medicaid, and student loans.

GOP leaders scuttled plans for a vote on the $51 billion budget cut Thursday, saying they were short of votes and were worried about colleagues slipping home to their districts for Veterans Day events.

The episode marked a setback for Republicans who had hoped to use the budget debate to burnish their deficit-cutting credentials with the public and their core political supporters, many of whom are disappointed with their party's performance on spending.

The decision by GOP leaders came despite a big concession to moderates Wednesday, when the leaders dropped provisions to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, commonly called ANWR, to oil and gas exploration, as well as a plan to let states lift a moratorium on oil drilling off the Atlantic and Pacific coasts."


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