Rand Paul, Mike Crapo to oppose budget deal

Rand Paul, Mike Crapo to oppose budget deal

Rand Paul and Mike Crapo are shown. | AP Photos

Paul and Crapo join an increasing number of GOPers who are opposing the bill. | AP Photos
 
By KEVIN CIRILLI | 12/11/13 9:16 AM EST Updated: 12/11/13 10:10 AM EST

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) will oppose the bipartisan budget proposal that Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) released last night.

“Senator Paul will oppose the reported cap busting deal,” Doug Stafford, Paul’s senior adviser, told POLITICO on Wednesday. “He opposes increasing spending and undoing the minimal sequester cuts in current law, which weren’t even close to enough to begin with.”

The potential 2016 presidential contender’s opposition could signal trouble that Ryan and Murray will have convincing members of the right to get on board with the two-year budget agreement that cuts deficits by $23 billion. Some conservatives say Ryan gave up too much ground. Continue reading “Rand Paul, Mike Crapo to oppose budget deal”