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House Democrats Budget Blocked by Liberals

Progressives such as Reps. Ilhan Omar and Pramila Jayapal, who both sit on the Budget Committee, are commandeering the Democratic caucus with radical policy demands.

March 29, 2019
House Democrats Budget Blocked by Liberals

House Democrats are unlikely to pass a budget this year and the reason is the far-left wing of the party. Progressives such as Reps. Ilhan Omar and Pramila Jayapal, who both sit on the Budget Committee, are commandeering the Democratic caucus with radical policy demands.

Wall Street Journal: “[L]iberal lawmakers were expected to balk at a proposal that doesn’t include left-leaning policies on health care, climate change and lower defense spending, according to lawmakers and aides.”

However, just a few short months ago Rep. Omar was excited about getting to work on the committee to pass a budget:

Rep. Jayapal even criticized Republicans for not passing a budget back in 2018:

If the divide between factions of House Democrats continue regarding the budget, there is a potential for another government shutdown this fall.