“Obviously, the sword over the head of Democrats is the cuts. What is the sword over the Republicans? It has to be equal,” Schumer said on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
Including more cuts to defense spending — an approach the GOP has opposed throughout the course of budget negotiations — as part of the enforcement mechanism could be a way to “equalize” the agreement.
Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., takes a selfie with his cut-out head during the Hoops for Youth 16th annual charity basketball game held at George Washington University's Smith Center, September 8, 2014. The members of Congress team beat the lobbyist team 46-40. Buy photo here.