Exclusive: Powerful House Republican group opposes Trump debt ceiling deal
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.