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Ryan Tested as Republican Faction Threatens to Upend 2017 Budget

  • House Freedom Caucus demands $30 billion in discretionary cuts
  • Leaders negotiating with group that challenged Speaker Boehner
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan talks to reporters on Jan. 12, 2016, in Washington.

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan talks to reporters on Jan. 12, 2016, in Washington.

Photographer: Pete Marovich/Getty Images

Key members of a rebellious group of House Republicans who helped usher Paul Ryan into the speakership are now raising objections to the path Ryan is setting toward a House 2017 federal budget.

Their demands leave Republican congressional leaders in a bind.