Skip to main content
Tags: chip roy | house speaker | mike johnson | funding | national debt | chuck schumer

Rep. Roy to Newsmax: House GOP Needs New Leadership

By    |   Tuesday, 09 January 2024 06:22 PM EST

Rep. Chip Roy, R-Texas, called Tuesday on Newsmax for new leadership in the House after Speaker Mike Johnson, R-La., reached a broad government funding compromise deal with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., for $1.66 trillion.

Congress faced deadlines Jan. 19 and Feb. 2 to prevent a partial shutdown of the federal government, but the deal with Schumer has angered conservatives because they don't see it as progress toward reducing the national debt, which now stands at $34 trillion.

"The reason I think we need new leadership in Washington is that we don't have any," Roy told "The Chris Salcedo Show" from Iowa, where he is campaigning for Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' bid for the 2024 GOP presidential nomination. "It's an absolute and total disaster, this $1.66 trillion spending package.

"I want to be very clear. Chuck Schumer was on the floor of the Senate applauding and saying 'it doesn't cut a nickel' to quote his language."

Roy said if Congress did nothing but pass a continuing resolution funding bill through the end of the 2024 fiscal year, which is Sept. 30, "it would trigger the caps that we fought for last year."

"The debt deal wasn't good last year but it has caps," Roy said. "It would trigger the caps, the total spending would be about $1.56 trillion, we'd save $100 billion, defense will be left untouched, veterans would be left [untouched], we would cut the bureaucracy.

"But no, our Washington Republican leaders [are] blowing it."

Newsmax reached out to Johnson for comment.

About NEWSMAX TV:

NEWSMAX is the fastest-growing cable news channel in America!

  • Find Newsmax channel in your home via cable and satellite systems – More Info Here
  • Watch Newsmax+ on your home TV app or smartphone and watch it anywhere! Try it for FREE -- See More Here: NewsmaxPlus.com

Michael Katz

Michael Katz is a Newsmax reporter with more than 30 years of experience reporting and editing on news, culture, and politics.

© 2024 Newsmax. All rights reserved.


Newsmax-Tv
"The reason I think we need new leadership in Washington is that we don’t have any," Rep. Chip Roy, R-Texas, told "The Chris Salcedo Show" from Iowa, where he is campaigning for Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' bid for the 2024 GOP presidential nomination.
chip roy, house speaker, mike johnson, funding, national debt, chuck schumer
304
2024-22-09
Tuesday, 09 January 2024 06:22 PM
Newsmax Media, Inc.

Sign up for Newsmax’s Daily Newsletter

Receive breaking news and original analysis - sent right to your inbox.

(Optional for Local News)
Privacy: We never share your email address.
Join the Newsmax Community
Read and Post Comments
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
 
TOP

Interest-Based Advertising | Do not sell or share my personal information

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved
Download the NewsmaxTV App
Get the NewsmaxTV App for iOS Get the NewsmaxTV App for Android Scan QR code to get the NewsmaxTV App
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved