Rep. Jeff FlakeJeff FlakeTrump wall faces skepticism on border No Congress members along Mexico border support funding Trump's wall Obama-linked group launches ads targeting Republicans on immigration MORE (R-Ariz.), who is running for Senate in 2012, said he was "disappointed" with the spending deal announced late Friday night.
The White House reached a deal with congressional Republicans and Democrats to cut $39 billion from current spending levels. Leaders plan to pass a short-term funding resolution to give them time to convert the agreement into legislative language, but the main outlines of the compromise have been set.
He called Rep. Paul RyanPaul RyanGeorgia campaigns keep up pressure ahead of runoff vote Meet the centrist trying to strike a deal on healthcare Five key moments from Trump's first 100 days MORE's (R-Wis.) 2012 budget resolution, which would cut $5.8 trillion over 10 years and curtail entitlement spending, the "big leagues."
"This is small ball," he said. "But you've got to take some cuts where you can get them. These discretionary cuts are important because it takes from the baseline and it compounds year to year."