House Republican appropriators are drafting a three-week measure that cuts another $6 billion in spending this year.
The precise cuts in the continuing resolution, which is to be unveiled Friday, have not been detailed.
Rep. Mike Simpson (R-Idaho) said there has been pressure from some House members to include riders in the short-term bill that would, for example, defund public broadcasting or Planned Parenthood, but the committee is not focusing on that at this time.
"It will be a relatively clean bill, I imagine," Simpson said. He cautioned he had not seen the draft.
The GOP cuts that Obama is saying are too much are roughly equal to one-fifth of our national deficit for the month of February.
Guy Benson is Townhall.com's Political Editor. Follow him on Twitter @guypbenson. He is co-authors with Mary Katharine Ham for their new book End of Discussion: How the Left's Outrage Industry Shuts Down Debate, Manipulates Voters, and Makes America Less Free (and Fun).
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