So, what’s Rep. Paul Ryan been up to lately, aside from being booed at the president’s inauguration ceremony? The inaugural parties are still going on, but the House got back to work today, with Ryan presenting the case for a short-term debt ceiling extension to members of the Republican Study Committee. National Review Online’s Robert Costa tweeted an overview of the House GOP’s meeting today. Ryan and Speaker John Boehner had worked together to pitch the ill-fated “Plan B,” which was pulled from the floor when Boehner couldn’t rally support among the GOP.
According to Boehner, the sequester cuts will go into effect in March unless Congress manages to find cuts elsewhere, which should lead to an interesting couple of months.
Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) had some words for his colleagues in the Senate.