Ryan to Rubio: 'Read the deal'

Rep. Paul RyanPaul RyanWant bipartisan health reform? Make the debate honest again Ex-CBO directors defend against GOP attacks on ObamaCare analysis Ryan: CBO's healthcare estimate is 'bogus' MORE (R-Wis.) on Thursday pushed back on criticism to the budget agreement reached with Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.), saying he wants Sen. Marco RubioMarco RubioBush ethics lawyer: Congress must tell Trump not to fire Mueller The private alternative to the National Flood Insurance Program  Cruz offers bill to weaken labor board's power MORE (R-Fla.) to "read the deal and get back to me."

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In a post on Breitbart.com on Wednesday, Rubio wrote that the deal would continue to “make it harder for Americans to achieve the American dream.”

Ryan was asked on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” Thursday what he would say to Rubio.

“Read the deal and get back to me,” Ryan said.

Rubio was one of the first lawmakers to express opposition to the budget, even before Ryan sealed the deal with Murray on Tuesday.

The deal calls for $1 trillion in federal spending for fiscal 2015 and would replace $63 billion from sequestration, or automatic spending cuts, over two years. The House is expected to vote on it Thursday.

Ryan said he was also surprised by conservative groups’ opposition to the deal.

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