Chip Roy calls for ‘sober conversations’ about GOP leadership after Johnson’s bipartisan spending deal

Conservative members of the House Freedom Caucus are coming out hard against the top-line spending agreement reached between Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) and the Senate, claiming he sold them out and that the agreement doesn’t go far enough.

The agreement, released Sunday, will provide for the $1.59 trillion number set in the Fiscal Responsibility Act passed last year; this includes $886 billion for defense and $704 billion for nondefense spending.

But while members of the Freedom Caucus previously said they would agree to the funding levels set in the legislation, they claim this plan actually funds the government above that agreed-upon number, arguing that the unwritten side deals made between House and Senate leadership fund government beyond the $1.59 trillion.

“The speaker’s office and everyone in town are trying to sell everybody a bill of
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