Ryan not adding fuel to Republican ticket

Congressman less his own man now

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Congressional Republican leaders wrote the stopgap bill at a year-long discretionary spending rate of $1.047 trillion, which is higher than Mr. Ryan’s budget called for. Voting for that higher level will mean Mr. Ryan is caving on an issue where he and his House colleagues had drawn a line in the sand earlier this year.

But if he had voted against the stopgap measure, he could have been seen to be supporting a government shutdown.

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