House Conservatives winning Round #1

Thursday, February 10th, 2011 and is filed under Blog

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I blogged a few days ago about the $100B pledge that House Republican leadership was squishing on. Apparently, the conservative revolution that began November 2, 2010 is still in full force and the new crop of House freshman, elected by the tea party, are winning Round #1 against House Republican leadership.

From Cong. Jim Jordan’s office this afternoon (Jordan is chair of the Republican Study Committee, the conservative coalition of Members inside the Republican Caucus):

“Some of you have seen reports today announcing that $100 billion in cuts will now be included in the Continuing Resolution. However, only $84 billion of those cuts are in non-security discretionary spending, as promised in our Pledge to America. While we do not necessarily object to the $16 billion in security-related spending cuts, we are continuing to call for an additional $16 billion of non-security discretionary spending cuts for FY 2011.

We’re grateful that appropriators and our leadership are listening and moving in the right direction, and we look forward to supporting a CR that makes the cuts that Republicans told voters we would make.

Thank you for your continued action on this and let us know how we can help your efforts.”