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Rogers growing frustrated over House spending bills

They say the chairman’s frustration, particularly with what allies call the unrealistic expectations of some of his conference's newest members, has been mounting for months.

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They also said Rogers, a veteran appropriator serving his seventeenth term in Congress, wanted to send a message to his party.

“He’s frustrated, like all members of the Appropriations Committee,” said Rogers's ally, Rep. Mike Simpson (R-Idaho). “Why are we making these really tough votes?”

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