"The BoehnerJohn Andrew Boehner4 reasons Mike Pompeo will succeed at Foggy Bottom The misunderstood reason Congress can’t get its job done GOP sees McCarthy moving up — if GOP loses the House MORE plan … the Boehner plan, sorry ... poses the same grave risks to our economy as default,” said Lautenberg, pronouncing the name incorrectly on the first take.

"There is significant risk of a downgrade with a deal that ties further cuts to another vote only a few months down the road,” he added.

A vote on the plan is expected in both houses Thursday evening.