Democrats

House Democrats Want Their Views To Be Taken Into Account During Budget Negotiations

Don't want the White House making deals unilaterally

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House Democrats are making it known that they won't serve as a rubber stamp for fiscal deals that the White House negotiates this fall.    

They say their views must be taken into account because Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) is likely to need their votes to pass legislation that funds the government and hikes the debt ceiling.

"In the House when you have a got a core group of hard-right Republicans that oppose any kind of negotiated agreement, that obviously means that House Democrats have to be at the negotiating table,' Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), the ranking member on the House Budget Committee, told The Hill this week.