Mack said several senators, including Sens. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas) and Rand PaulRand PaulWhat the 'Bernie Sanders wing of the GOP' can teach Congress GOP senators avoid Trump questions on rigged election How low is the bar for presidential candidates, anyway? MORE (R-Ky.), support the bill, H.R. 1848, and that 57 members in the House have co-sponsored it.
"It's growing, people are coming to me every day," Mack said of the growing co-sponsorship of his bill, adding that centrist Republicans as well as conservative Republicans are supporting it. On whether a Democrat would support it, he predicted: "I think we'll get there."
Mack's bill would go beyond the requirement in the debt-ceiling agreement to cut up to $1.5 trillion in planned government spending over the next decade. He said his bill would cut $7.5 trillion, and said these would be real cuts, not the "fantasy cuts" in the debt-ceiling deal.
Mack and other conservatives have argued that the debt deal only cuts a few billion dollars in real spending, and mostly makes cuts to planned government spending several years from now.