Republicans were swept into power on Capitol Hill in part by promising to bring the nation’s fiscal house into order. A part of their argument was that Democrats had given up on writing, let alone passing, budgets. Now the tables have turned.
Virginia Republican Congressman Dave Brat was sent to Washington after shocking Washington by ousting former Majority Leader Eric Cantor in a primary. He’s now a part of a group of lawmakers that is dead set on blocking the budget Republican leaders in the House support.