A group of House conservatives are pressing Johnson to abandon the $1.66 trillion spending deal with Senate Democrats. On Friday, the speaker said he’s sticking with the deal to avert a partial government shutdown next week.
If passed, the bill would include an added $69 billion in non-defense spending as part of a deal former House Speaker Kevin McCarthy made with President Joe Biden last year. It’s one of several terms Republican hardliners asked Johnson to renegotiate, threatening an effort to oust the speaker if he doesn’t comply.
Some Democrats are saying they could support Johnson if he reaches out to House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) to come up with an agreement to give