Rep. Jim Jordan: Conservatives ‘don’t like the final product’

Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), head of the conservative Republican Study Committee, applauded Speaker John Boehner’s (R-Ohio) work on a last-minute budget deal to avert a government shutdown, but he was not happy with the content of that deal.

“We’re impressed with his effort, we just didn’t like the final product,” Jordan said. 

Jordan said he expects “significant” opposition from conservatives, both to the short-term fix and the long-term spending bill. He said he will vote against both.

He also expressed disappointment that a rider defunding Planned Parenthood hadn’t been included.

“We wanted more advancement on the life issue,” Jordan said.

Jordan also indicated that the bigger fights are yet to come.

“You need to stay, I think, focused on getting the victories in the smaller things so you can get the victories later on the bigger issues,” he said.

Asked whether he’s disappointed that Republicans didn’t reach the $100 billion in cuts they pledged during the campaign season, Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Ga.) said he “would have loved to have a larger cut,” but noted the GOP controls only the House.

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