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Rubio Opposes Murray-Ryan Budget Deal

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Rubio, a potential contender in the 2016 presidential election, said that while he voted against the sequester, he will oppose this deal because it raises spending and revenue.

"In the short run, this budget also cancels earlier spending reductions, instead of making some tough decisions about how to tackle our long-term fiscal challenges caused by runaway Washington spending," he said. "I voted against sequestration because of its effect on key programs, including the defense budget, but higher spending and more revenue are not the appropriate ways to address that problem."