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Matthew Leatherman’s op-ed in The News and Observer on budget savings

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As chief deputy whip this session, U.S. Rep. Patrick McHenry will be responsible for helping to hold together a fractious Republican bloc when signature legislation comes up for a vote in the House. At no time will that be harder, or more critical, than when it’s time to decide on the federal budget, especially now that President Obama has said he will seek a $74 billion increase in discretionary spending.

The Associated Press reports that that amount is 7 percent above the levels agreed to under the deficit-reduction deal reached in August 2011 that split cuts evenly between military and domestic programs.

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