Coburn rallies opposition to Boehner CR over spending

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The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office confirmed Thursday that passing the Boehner CR would result in a $19 billion sequester after Congress adjourns this year. The cuts would come out of defense.

“Americans are fed up with Congress’ inability to keep its promises and control spending. Just two years ago, we committed to the taxpayers and each other to begin an era of fiscal restraint with passage of the Budget Control Act of 2011, and already efforts are underway to unravel that agreement,” the Coburn letter states.

“Congress cannot break its commitment to restrain spending while expecting another debt limit increase to pay for its broken promises with even more borrowed money,” the letter states.

So far the letter does not have signatures from other members of Congress.

The main problem the Boehner plan faced in the House this week was that it would not have conditioned a government funding on a defunding of ObamaCare. Instead the plan would merely have force the Senate to vote on ObamaCare funding and once the Senate dispensed with the separate resolution it could have taken up a clear continuing resolution at the $986 billion level.