With their new majority in the 118th Congress, House Republicans are making it clear that they want to push for changes to entitlement programmes like Social Security and Medicare.
Following requests from a group of conservatives who assisted in electing House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) over the weekend, they have plans to attack healthcare programmes.
The thin House GOP majority, however, is much more divided over cutbacks to defence expenditure than it is over cuts to entitlement programs
Rep. Michael Waltz (R-Fla.), a former Army Green Beret, said in a Monday appearance on Fox Business: "I'm all for a balanced budget,
McCarthy allegedly promised to cap spending for the following year at fiscal 2022 levels as part of his list of concessions to conservatives.
This would represent a reduction of more than $130 billion from last month's $1.7 trillion government funding package.
Roy stated on CNN's "State of the Union" on Sunday, "What we have been very clear about is,
we're not going to touch the benefits that are going to those relying on the benefits under Social Security and Medicare."