Alabama GOP Sen. Jeff Sessions says he is uncomfortable withwhat he knows about the proposed budget deal struck betweenoutgoing speaker John Boehner and President Barack Obama.
â€œMy knees quiver at the sound,â€Sessions told reporters Monday evening, according to Politico, as details of the dealbecame public.
â€œIâ€™m worried about howfast itâ€™s moving,â€ Sessions added.â€œI see no reason for that. Based on what I knownow, it appears the president got whatever hewanted.â€
The deal, officially unveiled by Boehner Tuesday, wouldsuspendÂ the debt limit through 2017. It would alsoraise domestic and defense spending levels put in place by theautomatic cuts of 2011 known as sequestration, though Boehner saysthe raising of those caps would be offset with spending cutselsewhere.
The effect would be removing the possibility of a governmentshutdown or default throughout the rest of the Obama years.
During a meeting with Republican lawmakers Tuesday morning,Boehner said the House will vote on the two-year budget agreementWednesday. By making this deal as he departs the House, Boehner isdoing a favor to Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan , who is expected to beelected Wednesday to replace Boehner.
Approached by reporters Tuesday, Ryan didnâ€™timmediately endorse the deal, though expressed annoyance with thelast minute nature of the deal, with Congress facingaÂ Nov. 3 deadline to raise the debt limit:â€œI think this process stinks.”
“Under new management we are not going to run the Housethis way,” Ryan said.
Conservative groups Club for Growth and Heritage Action releaseda joint statement Tuesday articulating their opposition toâ€œthis zombie budget deal.â€
â€œIt represents the very worst of Washingtonâ€“ a last minute deal that increases spending anddebt under the auspices of fiscal responsibility,â€ thegroups said.
A number of conservative lawmakers are expected to oppose thedeal. But the legislation could pass if enough moderate Republicansand Democrats join together.