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July 26, 2014

Ryan Budget Slated for Wednesday Markup

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(Chris Maddaloni/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Get ready: The new Ryan Budget is coming soon to a committee markup near you.

The House Budget panel is scheduled to consider Chairman Paul D. Ryan’s fiscal 2015 budget — the latest version of “The Path to Prosperity” — on Wednesday morning.

Committee aides say the text will be released Tuesday, though CQ Roll Call’s Paul M. Krawzak has reported that the Wisconsin Republican’s budget will call for deeper and more accelerated spending cuts, perhaps to Medicaid or by speeding up the conversion of food stamps into a block grant program.

Earlier this month, Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., told colleagues that the blueprint would adhere to spending limits and balance the budget in ten years.

Though the budget will continue to give House Republicans talking point fodder on the campaign trail, it won’t likely manifest itself in a larger, House-Senate budget agreement like the one negotiated at the end of last year between Ryan and his Senate counterpart, Patty Murray, D-Wash.

That’s because Senate Democrats have already signaled that they won’t consider a budget this year.

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