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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