Washington (CNN)– Facing a rebellion from conservatives, House Republican leaders say they will now find $100 billion in spending cuts this year, as they had promised during the campaign.
"We have determined that the CR can and will reach a total of $100 billion in cuts compared to the President's request immediately – fully meeting the goal outlined in the Republican 'Pledge to America' in one fell swoop," said House Appropriations Chairman Hal Rogers, R-Kentucky, in a statement. A continuing resolution (CR) is a bill that funds the government.
Washington (CNN) – Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-California, is expected to throw his hat in the ring to become the new House majority whip, several GOP sources close to McCarthy tell CNN.
McCarthy, currently the House GOP chief deputy whip, played a big role in Republican efforts to win the House majority. He was responsible for helping recruit GOP candidates to challenge Democratic incumbents, and also took the lead in producing the Republicans so-called "Pledge to America."