Paul Ryan Announces Funding Deal, Asks Caucus for Support

House Speak­er Paul Ry­an an­nounced a sweep­ing deal to keep the gov­ern­ment open and ex­tend a raft of pop­u­lar tax breaks Tues­day even­ing, telling the GOP Con­fer­ence that the com­prom­ise could be voted on as early as Thursday.

Ry­an called for a strong vote from his caucus, even though he con­ceded the bill would lack many of the le­gis­lat­ive riders mem­bers had been seek­ing. Many of those riders were sweeten­ers law­makers sought in ex­change for their sup­port of the $1.1 tril­lion spend­ing bill and ac­com­pa­ny­ing tax pack­age, the lat­ter of which grew greatly in size and scope in re­cent weeks.

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