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Rubio sets conditions for backing debt, deficit deals this fall

Published on NewsOK Published: July 11, 2013

Tim Mak

With the Senate's comprehensive immigration package passed, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., on Thursday previewed his next moves for upcoming fall clashes over the debt and deficit.

Having spent much of this year as a vocal advocate for immigration reform, an issue that didn't sit well with the GOP's conservative base, Rubio pledged to oppose funding bills, including an increase in the nation's borrowing limits, unless the measures advance conservative demands for greater restraint on government spending.

Rubio said he would not support a continuing resolution that funds government on a temporary basis unless the bill defunds the president’s signature health care reforms.

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