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House GOPer Slams Pending Deal From 'Senate Surrender Caucus'

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Because Huelskamp and other House conservatives remain determined to strike at some part of the Affordable Care Act, the pending deal in the Senate is anything but a slam dunk.

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), whose effort to defund the health care law helped trigger the shutdown, reportedly met Monday with a group of some of the House's most ardent conservatives in the basement of a Capitol Hill restaurant.

Huelskamp's sentiment underscores a growing schism on the right that's been exposed during the shutdown. RedState.com editor Erick Erickson, a vocal advocate of the defunding effort, predicted last week that the GOP will be split by a "real third party movement."