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Exclusive: Powerful House Republican group opposes Trump debt ceiling deal

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The leadership of the Republican Study Committee is coming out against President Trump's debt ceiling deal with Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer.

In a letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan, RSC Chair Mark Walker outlines 19 ideas for spending cuts that would help secure more Republican votes on a debt limit hike.

Why it matters: This is a strong message from the leadership of the largest caucus of House Republicans — and the conservative weight of the conference — that a debt ceiling deal which doesn't chart a course for changing the country's debt trajectory, is unacceptable. It's the strongest collective message we've seen from Republicans on Trump's deal. The Trump-Schumer-Pelosi deal is likely to pass with more votes from Democrats than Republicans.