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Ryan: There Won’t Be a Shutdown

Rep. Paul Ryan (R., Wisc.) told Good Morning America today that House Republicans would agree to further short-term funding resolutions if they could not come to an agreement with Democrats in the Senate on a longer-term measure.

“If we don’t get agreement in the meantime, yes, we do think there’s going to be some sort of situation where there’s a short-term CR,” Ryan said on “Good Morning America.” 

“I think we’re going to have to negotiate exactly how those short-term CRs occur,” he added.

But it’s unclear how a short-term C.R. could in significantly change the dynamics of the spending battle — and particularly the distaste for the $100 billion in proposed cuts on the Democratic side — without the credible threat of a shut down. Also, the longer we get into the current fiscal year without doing the proposed cuts, the larger they will have to be to maintain the nominal $100-billion tag.

Daniel Foster — Daniel Foster has been news editor of National Review Online since 2009, and was a web site editor until 2012. His work has appeared in The American Spectator, The American Prospect, The New York Post, The Onion, and a number of other publications. He has been a frequent guest on television and radio and a frequent contributor to Bloggingheads.tv. In 2011, he was a media fellow at the Hoover Institution. A proud New Jerseyan, Daniel got his start as a beat reporter covering the Meadowlands region of Bergen County. He was educated mostly at George Washington University, but also New York University and Pembroke College, Oxford.

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