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House Republicans Lining Up Sweeping Cuts For Debt Limit Vote

WASHINGTON — House Republican leaders are zeroing in on the package of massive spending cuts and reforms they plan to attach to next month’s vote to raise the debt limit.The pieces being considered for the package include a mix of hard di…

WASHINGTON — House Republican leaders are zeroing in on the package of massive spending cuts and reforms they plan to attach to next month’s vote to raise the debt limit.

The pieces being considered for the package include a mix of hard discretionary spending caps, substantial cuts to mandatory spending, a reduction in federal government hires and a fail-safe “trigger” option that would force additional cuts if Medicaid reforms or spending cuts are not enacted by a certain date.

A House GOP leadership aide told The Huffington Post on Wednesday that the package is “not final by any stretch,” but that its key pieces are coming into focus.

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