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Paul Ryan: Bipartisan Budget Deal Would Boost Military 

Paul Ryan: Bipartisan Budget Deal Would Boost Military 
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By    |   Thursday, 08 February 2018 01:13 PM

House Speaker Paul Ryan told conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt Thursday he thinks there is enough support to pass a final budget deal which would boost the military and other key Republican priorities.

"I think we will (pass it)," Ryan said. "This is a bipartisan bill. It's going to need bipartisan support … Our members who are focused on the military are very happy where we landed with that."

Ryan stressed that the deal includes many of the priorities laid out by Defense Secretary Jim Mattis.

"We also broke parity from the Obama days where [Barack] Obama insisted if you're ever going to put a dime in the military, you've got to put the same amount of money into domestic spending, no matter the need," Ryan said.

"Well, that's not what we're doing now. We're putting more support for the military than for domestic, breaking that sort of old Obama rule and prioritizing the military."

The two-year budget deal, which will likely be tacked onto a stopgap spending measure, would pump $300 billion more into military and domestic programs. It does not include the $25 billion President [Donald] Trump wanted for a border wall.

"The domestic spending funds the things that we all agree on like infrastructure and opioids and cancer research. And it also has the emergency supplemental. . . one-time stuff like this disaster relief for the hurricanes and the fires," Ryan added.

"So, I think we will get this done. I feel good about it."

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House Speaker Paul Ryan told conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt Thursday he thinks there is enough support to pass a final budget deal which would boost the military and other key Republican priorities.
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