Conservatives Should Reject Budget Deal Hinging on Unenforceable Promises

Washington — As the House continues discussing a potential path forward on an FY17 budget resolution, it has become increasingly clear conservative members will be asked to vote for higher discretionary spending in exchange for promises of future action.  Heritage Action released the following statement from vice president for communications and government relations Dan Holler:

“House Republicans should put forward a serious budget that doubles down on conservative priorities and unites the party.  Adopting a budget resolution that embraces funding levels established by President Obama in exchange for promises of future action will not unite the party; in fact, it could exacerbate the anti-Washington sentiment so many members hear from their constituents.  Conservatives should reject any budget deal that hinges on unenforceable promises or the promise to finally make good on previously promised legislative action.”

Memo: House Should Pass a Conservative Budget (February 2016)
Budget Resolutions: Claims and Responses (March 2016)