Jordan amendment to cut $20 billion expected Friday

An amendment to cut an additional $20 billion from the House's FY 2011 spending bill is now expected to be debated and voted on Friday.

The amendment, from Republican Study Committee Chairman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), is widely anticipated as a test of how deep the commitment is among Republicans to significantly cut spending in the current fiscal year.

Pressure from the RSC is what got Republicans to cut more from their spending bill, but the RSC is looking for more in order to make good on a pledge to cut $100 billion from current spending levels.