House conservatives offer more austere alternative to Ryan budget

Rep. Paul Ryan attends Conservative Political Action Conference in suburban Washington DCBy David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Conservative Republicans who believe that Representative Paul Ryan’s budget plan does not cut spending fast or deeply enough will get a chance to support an alternative plan that aims to balance the budget in just four years instead of 10. The Republican Study Committee, the most influential bloc of House of Representatives conservatives, on Monday unveiled its “Back to Basics” budget as an amendment that would replace Ryan’s plan in a House floor vote this week. The study committee’s version includes $7.4 trillion in spending cuts compared with Ryan’s proposed $5.1 trillion in cuts.

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