"On Wednesday, House Republicans caused a ruckus by abruptly yanking their $44.1 billion transportation and housing budget off the floor. The leadership couldn’t find enough votes for the bill, in part because the proposed spending cuts were too deep for virtually all Democrats and even some Republicans. Combine that with the fact that a certain number of conservatives will oppose most spending bills, period, and that spelled doom for the so-called THUD bill. But what did those spending cuts actually look like? And why were they too sharp even for many Republicans?"
He then goes through some of the numbers and the programs affected. In a follow up post he explains Republicans need a budget deal. They need a budget deal bad.
"But amidst all these failures, something actually is changing, and very much for the better: Republicans are coming to realize that sequestration is both a political and policy disaster for them, and they need a deal that replaces it. ‘Sequestration — and its unrealistic and ill-conceived discretionary cuts — must be brought to an end,’ said Hal Rogers, the Republican chair of the House Appropriations Committee, after THUD’s failure."