Washington — Heritage Action released the following statement in response to press reports of a potential budget deal between Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI)Heritage ActionScorecardRep. Paul Ryan58%House Republican Average39See Full Scorecard58% and Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA)Heritage ActionScorecardSen. Patty Murray0%Senate Democrat Average29See Full Scorecard0%:

“Heritage Action cannot support a budget deal that would increase spending in the near-term for promises of woefully inadequate long-term reductions. While imperfect, the sequester has proven to be an effective tool in forcing Congress to reduce discretionary spending, and a gimmicky, spend-now-cut-later deal will take our nation in the wrong direction.”

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