Republican Infighting Could Stall House Spending Bills

Tue Jul 25, 2023 AT 11:17 AM EDT

Republicans could be in for a showdown in the House amid infighting over cutting government spending.

The pressure is mostly from 21 conservative Republicans critical of Speaker Kevin McCarthy for not, in their view, cutting government spending enough as lawmakers debate the first two of 12 appropriations bills. 

Rep. Chip Roy, R-Texas, tweeted conservatives’ conditions Monday, writing they wanted Congress to: “1) Return Federal Bureaucracy to Pre-COVID, 2) End Border Invasion & fed attack on Texas, 3) End FBI Weaponization, 4) End Racist DEI Govt Policies, 5) Make Europe Handle Ukraine, 6) End War on Reliable Energy.” 

McCarthy is unlikely to have enough votes if hard-liners decide to rebel in a move reminiscent of their January protest over his speakership. Read Full Story

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