spending cuts

Boehner: Spending Cuts Must Offset Debt Limit Hike
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner says that when Congress raises the nation’s borrowing cap he will again insist on spending cuts and budget reforms to offset the increase. The Ohio Republican took the same stance a year ago during last summer’s debt battle. That meas…
House Rejects Conservatives’ Deficit Cutting Plan
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has rejected a budget pushed by its most conservative members with deeper spending cuts and far faster deficit reduction than a plan being pushed by Republican leaders. The 285-136 vote to defeat the conservatives’ package moved the chamber a step closer to …