The Ryan-Murray budget deal undid required spending cuts called sequestration. These spending cuts were designed to pay for the August 2011 debt limit increase. Voting for this deal increased spending and taxes immediately and relies on a future Congress to keep potential spending cuts, despite the irony that the Senators voting in favor of this legislation are canceling out previously agreed to spending cuts. The bill passed on December 18, 2013 in a roll call vote of 64-36.
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Conservative position: NO