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GOP Lawmakers Ask Boehner, Cantor to Support $967B Budget Plan

Capitol_BuildingThree Republican lawmakers have called on House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) to approve a proposal to keep federal spending for fiscal year 2014 at $967 billion, Politico reported Thursday.

House Reps. Mick Mulvaney (S.C.), Steve Scalise (La.) and Jim Jordan (Ohio) sent a letter to their leaders urging them to vote for the short-term continuing resolution, according to John Sherman and John Bresnahan‘s article.

The request comes as Congress’ bipartisan budget committee strives to finalize a sequester replacement agreement, Sherman and Bresnahan write.

Politico reports Rep. Paul Ryan and Sen. Patty Murray intend to work during the weekend in order to have the two-year spending plan ready by Dec. 13.

The proposal being negotiated allots $1 trillion in discretionary spending and increases non-tax revenues to reduce automatic spending cuts, according to the report.

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