House GOP likely to move ahead with budget plan

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WASHINGTON (AP) – Republicans controlling the House are pressing ahead with an annual fiscal measure despite lingering opposition from tea party conservatives over its endorsement of higher spending permitted by last year’s bipartisan budget and debt deal.

Several GOP lawmakers exiting a Monday evening strategy session said House Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price is expected to unveil a 10-year budget plan on Tuesday and hold a committee vote this week. Price’s office has yet to confirm that he is moving ahead.

It’s not clear GOP leaders can advance the measure through the full House after this week’s committee vote.

Price has worked hard to try to develop consensus but has so far been stymied by several dozen conservatives who continue to oppose higher spending in keeping with the budget deal.

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